Should we engineer the mosquito?
BosLab is hosting a public forum to discuss the implications of genetically engineering mosquitoes towards eradicating diseases like Malaria or dengue. Guest speaker Professor Esvelt will discuss the use of gene drive technology for tackling vector-borne diseases, including Lyme disease. Participants will learn how the technology works, weigh in on the potential benefits and risks of this approach, and discuss its ethical and societal implications. Both scientists and members of the public are invited to participate in this engaging public forum! Refreshments and dinner will be served. The event is free and advanced registration begins September 12.
Link to RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/should-we-engineer-the-mosquito-registration-27670571424