In this forum, participants consider two case studies and share your views on the future of mosquito engineering.
Should We Edit the Genome? When, Why, and How Much?
This forum discusses the potential ways CRISPR could be used across a variety of applications and the related ethical implications.
Should We Engineer the Mosquito?
This forum discusses ways genetically engineered mosquitoes could reduce malaria transmission and the related societal dimensions.
In this activity visitors imagine and design a new superhero and super organism to solve a problem, considering how designing a superhero is similar, or different, from building an organism to solve a problem.
Kit of Parts
This challenge encourages participants to model some of the ways the emerging field of synthetic biology may provide solutions to problems in food security, healthcare, energy, and the environment.
This challenge invites visitors explore the potential for engineered viruses to deliver beneficial, targeted genetic information to sites throughout the body, and discuss this technology.
In this card game, visitors learn about some of the ways technology and society are interconnected and explore how the knowledge and tools of synthetic biology are being used, now and in the future.
"Bio Bistro" is a card-based personal choice activity, in which visitors decide what current and future synthetic biology-based food products they would, would not, or might eat.
This is a hands-on activity in which visitors learn about the fundamental component of biology and synthetic engineering: DNA. Visitors will also extract visible DNA from wheat germ.
Where Is Synthetic Biology?
Developed by the Museum of Science
In this “bingo” type game, participants identify images that match descriptions of applications of synthetic biology with images.