Gene drives

Gene drives have also been suggested for reducing wild-animal suffering. For example, transhumanist philosopher David Pearce proposes CRISPR-based gene drives for promoting low-pain alleles in sexually reproducing wild animals.animals (Pearce 2016) . The leader of the MIT Media Lab’s Sculpting Evolution group Kevin M. Esvelt also has written favorably about engineered gene drives for reducing wild-animal suffering.suffering (Esvelt 2019).

Bibliography

Esvelt, Kevin (2019) When are we obligated to edit wild creatures?, Leaps.Org, August 30.

Pearce, David (2016) Compassionate biology: How CRISPR-based “gene drives” could cheaply, rapidly and sustainably reduce suffering throughout the living world, BLTC Research, (updated 2021).

External links

Sculpting Evolution. Many additional resources on this topic.

Gene drives have also been suggested for reducing wild-animal suffering. For example, transhumanist philosopher David Pearce proposes CRISPR-based gene drives for promoting low-pain alleles in sexually reproducing wild animals. The leader of the MIT Media Lab’s Sculpting Evolution group Kevin M. Esvelt also has written favorably about engineered gene drives for reducing wild-animal suffering.

Gene drives are natural or artificial processes that favor the inheritance of certain genes throughout a population. Target Malaria is developing gene drives to change the genomes of malaria-carrying mosquitoes to eradicate the disease.

Thanks for creating this tag. I have renamed it 'gene drives', since the articles tagged either were a better fit for that tag or the way they relate to genetics is best captured by some other tag with which they are already associated (such as cognitive enhancement or iterated embryo selection).

In general, I think names of disciplines don't work very well as tags, since they tend to be overly broad and lump together articles that intuitively require a more fine-grained categorization.

4Michael Huang3moNo worries, thanks for renaming it. I have added a short lead section.
Created by Michael Huang at 5mo