Yale Splash 2020

Yale Splash is a teaching plaform where students, professors and researchers from Yale Unversity and other institutions lecture about various topics. I got to learn about regenerative medicine and neuroscience, among others. Read on for my notes on this wonderful event.

Neutering Insect-borne Pestilences using CRISPR

Insects, from time immemorial, have been a boon and bane for humanity. While some insects are needed for pollination, many insects have spread diseases in humans, plants and animals. By using CRISPR gene editing technique to alter insect genes and using the insects’ natural desire to propagate, dangerous insect populations can be controlled.