Who’s in the driving seat?

Run time: 10:30 – 11:30
Film run time: 20 minutes
Q&A: 40 minutes
A radical biotechnology named ‘gene drives’ could dramatically reduce malaria across Uganda by eradicating the mosquitos that cause it. Malaria is the major cause of death there, so the stakes are high. But are people ready to embrace this technology? 

This is the question explored in a new documentary commissioned by Sarah Hartley from the University of Exeter. Pop along and hear the people of Uganda tell us about their opinions on technology. 

Explore their hopes, and concerns, for gene drive mosquitoes and understand why this technology is so complicated to govern. Make your own decision as to what the next steps should be for gene drive mosquitoes. 

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15 September 2024 - 10:30
University House UH.2.01, UEL Stratford Campus