Harmful Algae Bloom Gene Drive

Linked here is the slideshow for the presentation I gave for the gene drive assignment. The topic I chose to do the Gene Drive on was Harmful Algae Blooms and their speculative monetization in the future. I became interested in thinking about future scenarios in which an event such as algae blooms could be monetized by private companies. This presentation blends real causes and effects of the algae blooms and blends them with speculation about the possibility of these blooms being contained and eradicated via gene drive. I gave the presentation from the perspective of a founder of the speculative company called betabloom, that was looking for investment for the company’s expansion.