BosLab Presents: Should we engineer the mosquito?

September 26, 2016

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Time: 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Location: Lobby


BosLab is hosting a free 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. Advanced registration starts September 12.