Gene Drives At Tipping Points

The book “Gene Drives At Tipping Points Points – Precautionary Technology Assessment and Governance of New Approaches to Genetically Modify Animal and Plant Populations”, compiled from the GeneTip project, has now been published by Springer and is available here for free download.

The book consists of 9 chapters and deals with the prospects and risks of Gene Drive applications based on the two case studies on the olive fly and oilseed rape. Special attention is paid to the role of prospective technology characterization and vulnerability analysis in the context of Self-Propagating Artificial Genetic Elements (SPAGE), currently in development. Furthermore, the book offers some modelling approaches on gene drive dynamics and recommendations on the regulatory issues of the technology.