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#80: Mosquitoes. The Serial Killers of Nature. Should We Make Them Go Away?
Episode 801st October 2019 • Important, Not Important • Important, Not Important
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In Episode 80, Quinn & Brian discuss Quinn’s wife’s least favorite thing: Mosquitoes! Our guest is Dr. Natalie Kofler, a trained scientist and the founding director of Editing Nature at Yale University, a global initiative to steer responsible development and deployment of environmental genetic technologies. Dr. Kofler’s work navigates the technical, ecological, and ethical complexity of gene editing applications designed to impact wild species, such as CRISPR-edited mosquitoes to prevent malaria transmission. Dr. Kofler shares a deep level of technical understanding, paired with a heaping helping of compassion and nuance that is really something to behold. We are so happy she’s one of the people leading us into the future, and leading by a much-needed example. Want to send us feedback? Tweet us, email us, or leave us a voice message! Trump’s Book Club: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer: Links: Have feedback or questions? Send a message to Leave us a voice message: Editing Nature: Twitter: Connect with us: Subscribe to our newsletter at! Check out our Morning Show and other daily bite-size content on Instagram: Leave us a voice message: Follow Quinn: Follow Brian: Follow us on Twitter: Like and share us on Facebook: Pin us on Pinterest: Tumble us or whatever the hell you do on Tumblr: Intro/outro by Tim Blane: Important, Not Important is produced by Crate Media