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A collection of multimedia resources to learn more about gene-editing the wild. 

The same resources you can access in our library are listed here in a citation/PDF form for you to use or print if you like.

The resources here are also organized differently from the Library. Rather than being sorted by the order in which we think you should read, watch, or listen to them, the resources are sorted by their classification of media. 

Find below an alphabetically sorted list of the Readings, Viewings, Listenings, and Texts that we recommend you use to educate yourself on gene-editing in the wild. Please feel free to print or download the Catalog for your personal use.

As stated in the library, we do not necessarily endorse every opinion or idea presented in the Library or Library Catalog. 



Brian Allen, Chris Stone, Holly Tuten, Jennifer Kuzma, and Natalie Kofler, "Genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in Florida this summer – silver bullet or jumping the gun?" in The Conversation on June 4, 2020. Accessed at

John Asafu-Adjaye, et al., An Ecomodernmist Manifesto. Accessed at 


Mary T. Bassett and Sandro Galea, "Reparations as a Public Health Priority — A Strategy for Ending Black–White Health Disparities," in The New England Journal of Medicine on November 26, 2020. Accessed at 

Keolu Fox, "The Illusion of Inclusion — The “All of Us” Research Program and Indigenous Peoples’ DNA," in The New England Journal of Medicine on July 30, 2020. Accessed at 

Mary Annaïse Heglar, "After the Storm," in Guernica Magazine on October 22, 2019. Accessed at 

Rowan Jacobsen, "The Most Controversial Tree in the World" in the Pacific Standard on June 25, 2019. Accessed at

Robin Wall Kimmerer, "Returning the Gift," from Minding Nature: Spring 2014, Volume 7, Number 2. Accessed at 


Jennifer Khan, "The Gene Drive Dilemma: We Can Alter Entire Species, but Should We?" in The New York Times on January 8, 2020. Accessed at

Natalie Kofler, James P. Collins, Jennifer Kuzma et al, "Editing nature: Local roots of global governance" in Science on November 2, 2018. Accessed at 


Natalie Kofler and Riley Taitingfong, "Advances in genetic engineering test democracy’s capacity for good decision-making" in The Boston Globe on November 9, 2020. Accessed at 

Natalie Kofler and Jennifer Kuzma, "Before genetically modified mosquitoes are released, we need a better EPA" in The Boston Globe on June 22, 2020. Accessed at

Natalie Kofler, “Gene editing like Crispr is too important to be left to scientists alone” in The Guardian on October 22, 2019. Accessed at


Natalie Kofler, “Tempering Tech with Collective Wisdom” in the Earth Island Journal in the Autumn 2019 issue. Accessed at

Natalie Kofler, "Precision Earth Medicine" in Science and the Human Person Essay Series of the Contending Modernities research initiative at the University of Notre Dame on March 22, 2019. Accessed at 

Natalie Kofler, “Why were scientists silent over gene-edited babies,” for World View in Nature on February 28, 2019. Accessed at 

Jennifer Kuzma, "Regulating Gene-Edited Crops" in Issues in Science and Technology in the Fall 2018 issue. Accessed at

Jennifer Kuzma, "Future Generations and Gene Drives: The Importance of Intergenerational Equity" from the Center for Humans and Nature on July 15, 2016. Accessed at

Emma Marris, "Cut & Paste Conservation" in Santa Clara Magazine on March 1, 2017. Accessed at

Dylan Matthews, “A genetically modified organisms could end malaria and save millions of lives – if we decide to use it” in Vox on  September 26, 2018. Accessed at

Curt Meine, "De-Extinction and the Community of Being" in Recreating the Wild: De‐extinction, Technology, and the Ethics of Conservation, special report, Hastings Center Report 47, no. 4, in July/August 2017. Accessed at 

Julian Brave NoiseCat, “The environmental movement needs to reckon with it’s racist history” in Vice on September 13, 2019. Accessed at

Erin O'Donnell and Julia Talbot-Jones, "Rivers as persons: What it means to give legal rights to nature" from Up Close, A podcast from the University of Melbourne. Accessed at 

Jedediah Purdy, "Environmentalism’s Racist History" in The New Yorker on August 13, 2015. Accessed at 

Ike Swetlitz, "In a remote West African village, a revolutionary genetic experiment is on its way--if residents agree to it" in Stat News on March 14, 2017. Accessed at

Riley I. Taitingfong, "Islands as Laboratories: Indigenous Knowledge and Gene Drives in the Pacific" by in Human Biology in the Summer 2019 issue. Accessed at

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, "Gene Drives on the Horizon: Advancing Science, Navigating Uncertainty, and Aligning Research with Public Values" from the Committee on Gene Drive Research in Non-Human Organisms: Recommendations for Responsible Conduct, Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies. Accessed at


Mustafa Santiago Ali, "Moving Vulnerable Communities from Surviving to Thriving..." Talk for the Heinz Endowment. Accessed at 


Keolu Fox, "Why genetic research must be more diverse" for TEDTalks on July 15, 2016. Accessed at

Emma Marris, "Nature is everywhere - we just need to learn to see it" for TEDSummit in June 2016. Accessed at  

Koert van Mensvoort, "Next Nature – The Nature Caused by People" for TEDxDuanubia in 2013.  Accessed at 

Riley I. Taitingfong, "Editing 'Āina: Appropriations of Pacific Islands as Laboratories" in the UC Speculative Futures Collective's Speculative Futures of Ecologies and Climate Change Symposium, posted online on February 3, 2020. Accessed at

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Quinn Emmett and Brian Colbert Kennedy, "Mosquitoes. The Serial Killers of Nature. Should We Make Them Go Away?" on Episode #80 of the Important Not Important Podcast ft. Natalie Kofler. Accessed at


Eric Lander, "Reshaping Nature Through Gene Drives" in the Brave New Planet Podcast featuring Natalie Kofler on November 9, 2020. Accessed at


Roxane Dunbar-Ortiz, An Indigenous Peoples History of the United States. Published by Beacon Press in 2014. Accessed at

Carolyn Finney, Black Faces, White Spaces. Published by University of North Carolina Press in 2014. Accessed at

Pope Francis, The Encyclical on Climate Change and Inequality: On Care for our Common Home. Published by Melville House in 2015. Accessed at

Stephanie Hanes, White Man’s Game: Saving Animals, Rebuilding Eden and Other Myths of Conservation in Africa. Published by Henry Holt and Company in 2017. Accessed at


Robin Wall Kimmerer​, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants. Published in Minneapolis, Minnesota by Milkweed Editions in 2013. Accessed at 

Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac. Published by Oxford University Press in 1949. Accessed at

Charles C. Mann, The Wizard and the Prophet. Published by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group in 2018. Accessed at 


Richard Powers, The Overstory. Published by W. W. Norton & Company in 2018. Accessed at 

Martín Prechtel, The Smell of Rain on Dust: Grief and Praise. Published by North Atlantic Books in 2015. Accessed at 

Angela Saini, Superior: The Return of Race Science. Published Boston, Massachusetts by Beacon Press in 2019. Accessed at 

Christopher D. Stone, Should trees have standing? Towards legal rights of natural objects. Published by Oxford University Press in 1972. Accessed at 

Dorcetea E. Taylor, The Rise of the American Conservation Movement: Power Privilege and Environmental 

Protection. Published by Duke University Press in 2016. Accessed at 


Linda Tuhiwai, Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples. Published by Zed Books in 2013. Accessed at

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