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Dr. Jason Delborne has been appointed to the National Academies of Sciences provisional committee on The Potential for Biotechnology to Address Forest Health, or Forest Biotech Study. The study will be looking at the potential uses of biotechnology to mitigate threats to forest tree health, identify ecological, ethical, and societal implications of using this technology in forests, and develop an agenda to address knowledge gaps in its application.
GES Faculty member Jason Delborne addresses two controversial new papers in several articles published this week on the safety of field testing CRISPR gene drives in the wild. With links to articles in New York Times, Quanta, Gizmodo and The Atlantic.
GES faculty John Godwin and Jason Delborne were at the NC Museum of History on 9.28.17 discussing genetic biocontrol of pest populations, such as CRISPR gene drives to eliminate invasive rodents from islands to protect endangered seabirds. See PowerPoint presentation & livestream video (including slides).
“Without transparency, we might see a kind of hyperpolarization,” says Jason Delborne, a professor of science, policy and society at North Carolina State University. Concerned groups will feel marginalized, and advocates won’t receive critical feedback needed to improve design and safety. “This puts the technology at risk of a knee-jerk moratorium at the first sign of difficulty,” he notes.
Funders of the National Academy of Sciences consensus study Gene Drives on the Horizon (2016) have published a response to the report in the December 2017 issue of Science.
The study summarized “current understanding of the scientific discoveries related to gene drives and their accompanying ethical, legal, and social implications,” and was co-authored by Dr. Jason Delborne, associate professor of science, policy and society in the College of Natural Resources and executive committee member of the GES Center.
NC State’s Jason Delborne, an expert in science and technology policy and public engagement, answers questions about the emerging science of gene drives. Delborne helped develop a National Academies report on gene drives and unveil it in Washington, D.C.
Discussion with Kelly Bronson Follow-up discussion after Dr. Bronson’s Colloquium on 9/25. Kelly Bronson will be leading a discussion of Phil Mirowski’s recent article, “The future(s) of open science” (2018). This paper will provide a…
9/4 GES Colloquium: We are thrilled to welcome Paul Vincelli as our first invited speaker of the semester. Paul is an extension professor at the University of Kentucky in the department of Plant Pathology, as well as co-host of the Talking Biotech podcast! He will be available to have lunch and/or meet with folks during his visit on 9/4. Request meeting with Paul >>
Our series will kick off with a catered lunch from Neomonde on Tuesday, August 28. Come prepared to give a short update about your recent GES activities and upcoming plans.
GES Colloquium Information: https://research.ncsu.edu/ges/events/colloquiums/ Contact Jason Delborne with questions at email@example.com “ Share: