About the Authors

Luke Alphey


Affiliations Oxitec Limited, Oxford, United Kingdom, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Camilla Beech

Affiliation Oxitec Limited, Oxford, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

LA and CB are the Chief Scientist and Regulatory Manager, respectively, at Oxitec Ltd and have employment and equity interest in Oxitec. Oxitec (http://www.oxitec.com) is developing genetics-based control solutions for pest insects and has engaged with the regulatory authorities in several countries in this regard. Oxitec and the University of Oxford hold intellectual property in areas related to the subject matter of this article.