The Technoptimist Show 6/2/21: Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Coming to the U.S. Soon

Join Teresa Carey as she breaks down the latest news on the technology that is solving the world’s biggest problems. In today’s show, Teresa covers a future-proof coffee, preconception genetic tests, and genetically modified mosquitoes.

To learn more about the topics:
1 Billion Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Will Be Released in the U.S.
Rare Wild Coffee Species Brews Hope For Coffee’s Future
This Spit Test Will Help Couples Know Their Baby’s Risk Of Genetic Disease

About the host:
Teresa Carey is a senior staff writer at, where she covers genetics and the environment. She is also a US Coast Guard licensed captain and a NatGeo Explorer. In addition to Freethink her work can be found in BuzzFeed, Scientific American, PBS NewsHour, NPR Weekend Edition, Smithsonian and more. @teresa_carey