Should We Engineer the Mosquito?

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Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time: 7 PM
Location: Waterline Brewing Co. (721 Surry St., Wilmington)

Can engineered mosquitoes reduce the spread of malaria, dengue and the Zika virus? Should we mess with biology? Join a lively discussion with local scientists and experts paired with the community about the consequences of biology technology. Can it be applied? Should it? Discuss related ethical and societal issues, consider the viewpoints of others, and form a plan about whether and how to release the mosquitoes using the information they learn, their background knowledge, and their values.

This forum was designed by the Museum of Science, Boston, with funding from the National Science Foundation, in partnership with the National Informal STEM Education Network.

Poor Piggy’s will be on-site from 6-8 PM. Complimentary food vouchers to the first 35 participants!

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