Conflicts from the application of Gene Drives? An Investigation to explore their potential and possible consequences

Pilot-study in cooperation with the Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker-Centre for Science and Peace Research (ZNF) at the University of Hamburg, funded by the German Foundation for Peace Research

The pilot study should provide the basis for a more comprehensive study that a) investigates the possible potential for conflict that is inherent to gene drives and b) explores the measures that are best suited to address such threats. Crucial, however, is the question of whether gene drives have the potential to be used as a weapon. In addition, it must be clarified in what way conflicts can arise or be promoted from their intended use for peaceful purposes.

Duration: 08.03.2019-08.03.2020

Contact: Dr. Bernd Giese

Universität für Bodenkultur Wien