“Should We Engineer the Mosquito?” Public Forum this Thursday

A public discussion on new biotechnologies and how they should be applied is scheduled for Thursday, September 29th from 6:30-9:00pm in the Otsego Grille of Morris Conference Center. Participants will learn how mosquitoes can be engineered to reduce malaria transmission, 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. Forum content was designed by the Museum of Science, Boston, with funding from the National Science Foundation, in partnership with the National Informal STEM Education Network. Admission is free, but registration is required. To learn more, see the attached flyer: mosquito-forum or contact Kelly Gallagher at kelly.gallagher@oneonta.edu (436-3180).