Topics: Disease and Medicine

Should We Engineer the Mosquito?

Should We Engineer the Mosquito?

Developed by the Museum of Science

In this forum, participants consider two case studies and share your views on the future of mosquito engineering.

Editing the Genome: Now We Can. Should We?

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?

Should We Engineer the Mosquito?

This forum discusses ways genetically engineered mosquitoes could reduce malaria transmission and the related societal dimensions.

Super Organisms

Super Organisms

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

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.

VirEx Delivery

VirEx Delivery

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.

Tech Tokens

Tech Tokens

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

Bio Bistro

"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.

See DNA

See DNA

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? kit

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.