From 18 October to 15 November 2004, the Biosafety Clearing-House hosted an online conference on “Biosafety Considerations in the use of Genetically Modified Organisms for Management of Animal Populations”
. The conference posts are archived below.
Discussion topics included but were not limited to:
|the use of genetically modified microorganisms, nematodes and insects for biological control (including those used to cause sterility in pest species for conservation and/or commercial purposes)|
|the use of genetically modified viruses to protect mammal populations against disease|
|the use of genetically modified insects for reducing disease transmission rates|
In order to stimulate discussion, two background papers (see below) were provided to provide an overview of some of the issues.