This is a summary of a YouTube video "Ethical dilemma: Should we get rid of mosquitoes? - Talya Hackett" by TED-Ed!
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Gene drives are being explored as a potential solution to combat mosquito-borne diseases, but their effects on other species and ecosystems are unknown and require stakeholder involvement for successful research and decision-making.
Should we use gene drives to eliminate the most lethal mosquito species?
Gene drives can be used to modify and spread genes to offspring.
Gene drive spreads by copying itself onto both chromosomes of offspring's sperm and egg cells.
Gene drive used to make populations male-only caused population crash in 12 generations.