ESA Member Comments - Gene drive research
During their January conference call, the ESA Science Policy committee agreed to begin work on drafting a position statement on the importance of continued work on gene drive technologies in the field of entomology. This is in response to campaigns calling for a moratorium on gene drive research and gene drive field releases at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity in 2016 and 2018.
ESA members who have informed thoughts, research, and opinions on the subject matter are encouraged to use the form below to help inform the position statement. Comments are due by February 22, 2019. Since this document will be a position statement made on behalf of the Society, in order to be accepted, all comments on this topic must be received from ESA members. Writing committee members are also being sought. To volunteer to serve on the writing committee ESA members should apply by February 15, 2019.