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GES Center Overview

The GES Center is a part of the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Cluster Program and is supported by the Provost, Vice Chancellor for Research, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS), College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) and College of Natural Resources (CNR). Built on the interdisciplinary foundation laid by the NSF-IGERT grant in pest management, the GES Center is a unique example of engaged scholarship that serves as a regional, national and international hub of interdisciplinary, research, analysis, and inclusive dialogue surrounding opportunities and challenges associated with genetic engineering and society. It is unique in the nation and world in its blending of approaches from the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. The GES Center provides mechanisms for discussion and rigorous, trustworthy analyses about how products of genetic engineering and synthetic biology may impact society and the environment.

Key Pillars

The GES Center will focus on the following three key pillars:

1. Engagement

2. Synthesis and communication

3. Meta-analysis

Program Structure

As the GES Program expands, the Center will move to encompass the following areas of expertise:

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Genetic Engineering and Society is a multi-disciplinary center that will bring many diverse backgrounds together to analyze the many facets of genetic engineering.

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