This lecture was held at the American Museum of Natural History with Rockefeller University professor Leslie Vosshall who demonstrates what is—and what will be—possible with CRISPR, the gene editing tool.

CRISPR gene editing is the revolutionary DNA programming tool that enables us to alter the genome of organisms and even populations. By modifying the DNA of mosquitoes, we could prevent them from reproducing—potentially eradicating them completely. But is that something we should actually want to see?