The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $348,550 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 grant falls within Open Philanthropy's work on scientific research, and specifically within its interest in advancing human health and wellbeing.
The grant amount was updated in May 2020.