SciCafe: Modifying Mosquitoes with CRISPR

CRISPR gene editing is widely used by biologists as the DNA programming tool of choice to alter the genome of organisms and even populations. By modifying the DNA of mosquitoes, we could potentially eradicate them completely. Join Rockefeller University professor Leslie Vosshall as she demonstrates what is—and what will be—possible.

This lecture took place at the Museum on January 4, 2016. To learn about upcoming SciCafe events, visit To listen to the full lecture, download the podcast.