Gene drives and CRISPR have been in the works for a long time, and regularly make their way into the news. The idea of manipulating and controlling genes all the way from the individual to the species level is both astounding and potentially terrifying, and brings with it a whole host of ethical and practical considerations.
Join us for an informal discussion to learn about these fascinating technologies, and dive into a case study involving Malaria-carrying mosquitoes and fledgling attempts to control them through gene drives. Checkout the paper and get ready to share your thoughts and debate ideas with other Citizen Scientists at our community lab!
Bio: Atilla is a director at OSN and an industrial engineer by day. He has a research background from a prior life and a general interest in all things science. A lifelong learner, he has held a variety of talks at OSN over the years and loves to explore new topics while connecting with the the Open Science community.
Photo Credit: Jim Gathany, CDC