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The GES Center has received a National Science Foundation funded research training grant to launch AgBioFEWS, or Agricultural Biotechnology in our Evolving Food, Energy, and Water Systems. Fred will be discussing the program activities, goals, and rollout plan.
Note: This colloquium will not be live-streamed, although we will be filming to include footage in the program’s recruitment video. We kindly ask that attendees this week avoid wearing clothing with large logos or potentially distracting graphics. Thank you!
REWRITING LIFE: THE PROMISE AND PERIL OF EDITING YOUR DNA - Tickets available For the first time in history Share:
See NC Biotechnology Center website for additional details: http://www.ncbiotech.org/event/nc-film-premiere-food-evolution/230346PROGRAM:5:00 – Doors open6:30 – Welcome and Introductions6:45 – Film8:15- Panel DiscussionWelcome & Introductions: Michelle VonCannon, NCBiotech and Richard Reich, NC Dept of Agriculture and Consumer ServicesPANEL…
Did you miss Dr. Fred Gould’s talk on ‘Gene Drives in the News’ at the National Academy of Sciences “Science of Science Communication III” Sackler Colloquia? That’s okay, all the videos have now been posted…
Scientists who refuse to engage with ethicists and the public will find themselves at a disadvantage. “Just because you are a scientist and have invented something doesn’t mean you have authority over it,” says Fred Gould, an entomologist and co-director of the Genetic Engineering & Society Center at North Carolina State University. He points to the National Academies report’s advocacy of participatory decision-making. Resistance from the science community based on ethicists and the public not fully understanding the science wears thin, he says. “You are a pretty poor scientist if you can’t explain what these things are about to an ethicist,” he says.
“With all things, it is the level of exposure that matters,” said Fred Gould, head of the Genetic Engineering and Society Center at North Carolina State University. “The poison is in the concentration.”
Fred Gould is quoted in Nature, discussing a gene editing technique designed to make interbreeding between synthetic and wild organisms impossible. The technology, which targets gene expression, could be applied to mosquitoes to control infectious diseases, such as malaria, or to invasive species, like Asian carp. “This is an ingenious system.”