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Center for Global Development — Gene Drive Research

Organization Name 
Award Date 
1/2019
Grant Amount 
$333,550
Purpose 
To support research on the assessment and regulation of gene drive technology.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant investigator: Alexander Berger

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The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $333,550 to the Center for Global Development (CGD) for research on the assessment and regulation of gene drive technology. CGD plans to use this grant to identify key political and social considerations that may inform global decisions on the development and deployment of gene drive technology, particularly with respect to malaria. CGD will conduct interviews and site visits to develop a better understanding of regulatory, social, and political considerations at play in different contexts. The research will be led by Gyude Moore, CGD visiting fellow and former Minister of Public Works in Liberia.

This discretionary grant falls within our work on scientific research, and specifically within our interest in advancing human health and wellbeing.