Navigation Links
Transgene insects: Scientists call for more open data
Date:2/1/2012

the Cayman Islands and Malaysian trials, this obvious question is either conspicuously ignored or it is implied that the there is no biting risk, 'as only male mosquitoes are released and they cannot bite'. However, it is clearly detailed by the Max Planck scientists, that it is probable that transgenic daughters of the released males will bite humans. This is because the released males are more accurately described as partially sterile males, rather than the commonly used term sterile males or most recently 'sterile' males.

A potential concern about the effects of humans being bitten by these genetically modified females is discussed. The context of this discussion is not to suggest that this technology is inherently dangerous. It is to highlight the fact that public confidence in regulators will be eroded, if written discussion of obvious and scientifically plausible concerns is conspicuously absent from all written documents. As far as the authors are aware there are no publically available documents that scientifically consider possible human health impacts of being bitten by transgenic females (beyond unsubstantiated statements in the general media).

Community engagement and consent requires transparency

The general lack of accurate information available before starting releases is problematic. This is because community engagement fundamentally requires that release descriptions be widely circulated before releases start. The need for high-quality community engagement, particularly in early releases, has repeatedly been argued as essential by expert scientists. "It is rather uncontroversial to state that in the absence of meaningful and accurate descriptions being made widely available, community engagement cannot credibly be said to have occurred", says Reeves.

If those that conducted the trials cannot produce pre-release written descriptions, then they need to explicitly state why meaningful community engagement and
'/>"/>

Contact: Dr R. G. Reeves
reeves@evolbio.mpg.de
49-452-276-3297
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. New technology allows scientists to watch cancer cells in action at unprecedented resolution
2. Singapore scientists lead in 3D mapping of human genome to help understand human diseases
3. Scientists reveal how cholera bacterium gains a foothold in the gut
4. Rice, UCSD scientists probe form, function of mysterious protein
5. Scientists discover new clue to the chemical origins of life
6. MIT neuroscientists explore how longstanding conflict influences empathy for others
7. EMBL Monterotondo researcher wins award for early career scientists
8. Broadcast study of ocean acidification to date helps scientists evaluate effects on marine life
9. Scripps Research scientists provide new understanding of chronic pain
10. Scientists uncover novel mechanism of glioblastoma development
11. Walk this way: Scientists and MBL physiology students describe how a motor protein steps out
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Transgene insects: Scientists call for more open data
(Date:9/2/2014)... AGU,s blogs: Earthquake rupture through a U.S. suburb ... of California Davis in the hours and days after ... scientists understand why the earthquake caused so much damage ... Trembling Earth blog, hosted by the American Geophysical Union. ... Mars Rovers: The Next Places to Direct Our Curiosity ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... On September 3, The Field Museum will present the ... recognition of his commitment to biodiversity conservation awareness. The ... honor an outstanding individual, team or organization whose efforts ... rich natural heritage and whose actions can serve as ... founder of Mongabay.com, an environmental science and conservation news ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... Bavaria, the Tithonian Konservat-Lagersttte of lithographic limestone is ... of emblematic fossils from that area (for example, ... found fossil insects in the French equivalent of ... species representing the oldest known water treader. , ... Bavarian outcrops, fewer fossils have been obtained from ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):This week From AGU: California earthquake, future Mars rovers, models underestimate ozone 2Exceptionally well preserved insect fossils from the Rhône Valley 2
... The work of molecular biologist Joseph M. Miano, ... Miano helps head the Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute and ... and Pediatrics program at the University of Rochester Medical ... was highly unlikely, shared enthusiasm, intense curiosity and a ...
... of researchers from the University of Valladolid (Spain) has analysed ... free iron than pale and non-alcoholic beers. Iron is essential ... compounds that give these beverages stability and flavour. According ... (UVa) on 40 types of beers from all 5 continents, ...
... Scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have mimicked ... genetic material. The research hopes to apply the approach ... defective genes such as those that cause cancer. ... challenges around targeting damaged cells and creating corrective genes. ...
Cached Biology News:In quest for new therapies, clinician-scientist team unlocks hidden information in human genome 2In quest for new therapies, clinician-scientist team unlocks hidden information in human genome 3In quest for new therapies, clinician-scientist team unlocks hidden information in human genome 4Dark beer has more iron than pale beer 2
(Date:9/2/2014)... NC (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 ... of its 11th clinical research site: PMG Research of ... ownership and operation of the clinical research department at ... expanding PMG’s presence in eastern North Carolina. This new ... For the patients in Rocky Mount and the surrounding ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... , September 2, 2014 Culot ... research and lab management services  BioData, producer ... is pleased to announce the appointment of Louis ... recently served as VP Marketing and Business Development at ... research and clinical applications. Previously, Culot worked ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... Reportlinker.com announces that a new market ... India Solid Waste Management Vehicles Market Forecast ... In India ... responsible for complete handling and regulation of solid ... 135,000 MT solid waste is generated daily in ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... 01, 2014 The Collaborative R&D ... report provides comprehensive understanding and unprecedented access to ... by the worlds leading life science companies. , ... of how and why companies enter collaborative R&D ... partner’s negotiated deals terms provides critical insight into ...
Breaking Biology Technology:PMG Research Announces the Formation of its Eleventh Site 2PMG Research Announces the Formation of its Eleventh Site 3Louis Culot Appointed as BioData's CEO 2India Solid Waste Management Vehicles Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019 2India Solid Waste Management Vehicles Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019 3India Solid Waste Management Vehicles Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019 4India Solid Waste Management Vehicles Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019 5India Solid Waste Management Vehicles Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019 6India Solid Waste Management Vehicles Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019 7India Solid Waste Management Vehicles Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019 8Collaborative R&D Terms & Agreements in Pharma, Biotech and Diagnostics Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast Research Report by Researchmoz.us 2Collaborative R&D Terms & Agreements in Pharma, Biotech and Diagnostics Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast Research Report by Researchmoz.us 3Collaborative R&D Terms & Agreements in Pharma, Biotech and Diagnostics Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast Research Report by Researchmoz.us 4
... In the quest to exploit unique properties at ... have developed a novel technique for creating uniform ... and students in the Department of Physics and ... methods from holographic lithography to demonstrate a new ...
... Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDIX ), announced today that ... Stanley Global Healthcare Conference on September 13 at 8:35 a.m. ... the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Healthcare Conference on ... of America Merrill Lynch Financial Centre, London.   ...
... Cellectis (Alternext: ALCLS), the French genome engineering specialist, will present at ... September 20, 2011, and at the MidCap Event in Paris on ... will present the activities and the development strategy of the Cellectis ... Hyatt New York hotel on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 11:30 ...
Cached Biology Technology:Stevens researchers pioneer novel technique to make plasmonic nanogap arrays 2Stevens researchers pioneer novel technique to make plasmonic nanogap arrays 3