Gene Drive Policy Briefs 2022

In partnership with the Outreach Network for Gene Drive Research, ISAAA Inc. launches these policy briefs on Gene Drive:

  • Risk Assessment for Gene Drive Organisms - The brief recommends that risk assessments must be consistent with the principle of case-by-case assessment since there are various types of gene drive constructs developed for different applications and contexts. The involvement of stakeholders must also be considered as a vital part of the process to address their concerns appropriately.
  • Environmental, Socio-economic, and Health Impact Assessment (ESHIA) for Gene Drive Organisms - According to the policy brief, ESHIA is helpful because it offers an analysis that helps assess the advantages and disadvantages of action and inaction, which is important to inform decisions. ESHIA and ERA complement each other, and their findings should be considered in decision-making.