This is a Building with Biology forum in which participants have a chance to learn about a synthetic biology topic and then engage in a guided conversation and make a plan of action. In this case, the participants are both scientists and members of the public, the topic is genetically engineered mosquitoes, and the plan is a decision about whether to release genetically engineered mosquitoes in Mombasa, Kenya. Participants get the chance to practice critical thinking skills and apply them to a real-world socio-scientific issue.
- All new technologies present inherent risks, opportunities, and benefits for different people.
- The introduction of new organisms into the environment raises many societal and ethical questions.
- Everyone has valuable perspectives and views to add to the conversation.
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