Gene Drives

The introduction of a genetic mutation that is designed to propogate rapidly thorough a population by expression in all offspring.


Gene drive: a genetic engineering technology that propagates a particular suite of genes throughout a population by altering the probability that a specific allele will be transmitted to offspring from the natural 50% probability. reference

Cargo: The gene that will carry the intended effect in whatever you are genetrically engineering

gene drive cassette: the guide RNA, the cargo and the CAS9

Target Malaria: Likely to be the first release of gene drive organisms into the wild. See the website

Daisy drive: Reference