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GES faculty and Ph.D. students publish “Roadmap to Gene Drives: Research and Governance Needs in Social, Political, and Ecological Context” in a special issue of the Journal of Responsible Engineering. See full articles from the special Gene Drive issue
- Spring Colloquium, Tuesdays at 12pm, 1911 Building, Room 129
- Special Invitation: Group Discussion with Michael Specter, registration required, February 22, 3:00 – 4:00 PM, Duke Energy Hall, Hunt Library
- Crossroads Series: Michael Specter of The New Yorker – The Cost of Living in a World of Lies, February 22, 5:30 – 6:30 PM, Hunt Library Auditorium
- Editing Our Evolution: Rewriting the Human Genome, Free, but registration requested. February 23, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Museum of Life + Science, Durham
- Jennifer Kuzma speaking on panel at ISSP-RCIScience Lecture Series: Intersection of Science, Society and Policy – The Promise and Perils of Gene Editing, February 26, 2018, 5 – 7 PM, University of Ottawa, Canada
- Jason Delborne speaking at Research Leadership Academy Seminar – Stakeholders, Policymakers and the Public: Opportunities for Faculty Engagement, February 28, 12 – 1 PM, Talley Student Union, Room 3210
- Workshop: Ethics and Responsible Innovation in STEM Fields, March 14 – 15, 2018
- Save the Date: IGERT Capstone Symposium, July 16 – 17, 2018
WIRED: Process of Elimination
A deep dive into the inception of the Genetic Biocontrol of Invasive Rodents (GBIRd) program, this article in WIRED details how Karl Campbell of Island Conservation came across GES Co-Director Fred Gould's research suggesting that the genetic engineering techniques being used to manage insect populations could also be applied to other species, like rodents. And then, what happened when CRISPR came along....
Journal of Responsible Innovation publishes ‘Roadmap to Gene Drives’ special issue
The Genetic Engineering and Society Center at hosted a workshop in February of 2016, supported in part by the National Science Foundation, entitled ‘A Roadmap to Gene Drives: A Deliberative Workshop to Develop Frameworks for...
Barrangou Wins NAS Prize in Food and Agriculture Sciences
Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou adds another award to his long list of accolades: the 2018 NAS Prize in Food and Agriculture Sciences for his discovery of the genetic mechanisms and proteins driving CRISPR-Cas systems....