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Driven to extinction? The ethics of eradicating mosquitoes with gene-drive technologies

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Mosquito-borne diseases represent a significant global disease Burden, and recent outbreaks of such diseases have led to calls to reduce mosquito populations. Furthermore, advances in 'gene-drive' technology have raised the prospect of eradicating certain species of mosquito via genetic modification. This technology has attracted a great deal of media attention, and the idea of using gene-drive technology to eradicate mosquitoes has been met with criticism in the public domain. In this paper,...

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10.1136/medethics-2016-103462

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Pugh, J
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BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
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Journal of Medical Ethics Journal website
Volume:
42
Issue:
9
Pages:
578-581
Publication date:
2016-01-01
Acceptance date:
2016-04-07
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1473-4257
ISSN:
0306-6800
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623267
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2016-10-11

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