Death and Decay: The Science of Gaming’s Favorite Diseases

Do you ever find yourself freaking out about whether or not diseases like the plague of undeath from Warcraft, the forced evolutionary virus from Fallout, or the genophage from Mass Effect could ever make the jump from video games into the real world? So have we! Join a team of genetic engineers as we discuss some of gaming’s most prominent diseases, their real-world counterparts, and just how afraid you should be!

Panelists

Brandon Favre [Doctoral Student Researcher, Arizona State University], Joe Hunter [Doctoral Student Researcher, Arizona State University], Michelle Di Palma [Doctoral Student Researcher, Arizona State University], Lexie Vanderveen [Master of Education, Arizona State University]