Understanding the risks and benefits of redesigning nature

Osprey Legacy Society Webinar

This webinar was recorded on Tuesday, October 29, 2019.


What if modified plants and animals, such as heat resistant corals, were released into the environment? What impact — intended or unintended — could they have on an ecosystem? Advances in genetic engineering and synthetic biology offer the potential for powerful new tools for detecting, mitigating, and responding to threats to biodiversity and human health. Yet, the implications, benefits, and risks of using genetic engineering and synthetic biology are still uncertain. Listen below for an exclusive summary of our recent Science Day event in New York City.