Cody O'Toole

PhD Student: Biology (Biology & Society)

Research on Gene drives is increasing each year. Now is the perfect time to track the discourse of the gene drive concept and understand various features that lie within:
Have communities of practice emerged within the field?
Is there any semantic variation? If there is, then has it stemmed from the various gene concepts?
Have any institutions had penetration into, and therefore shaped the discourse of gene drive?
When did the public become aware of the ethical implications in gene drive research?
Can we create a model that will help predict when related biotechnologies will develop public interest?