Study IDs Ways to Encourage ‘Refuge’ Planting, Slowing Resistance to Bt Crops

April 3, 2017 | Staff

A study finds a shortfall in the amount of “refuge” cropland being planted in NC – increasing the rate at which crop pests evolve the ability to devour genetically engineered Bt crops....

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The Importance of Seeds: a Q&A with Rob Dunn

March 30, 2017 | Staff

There is little genetic diversity among the crops that are most important for feeding people around the world. Rob Dunn’s new book explores this issue and why it matters....

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NC State’s Sederoff Honored for Molecular Genetics Work With Forest Trees

March 17, 2017 | Staff

An international prize goes to Ron Sederoff, a forestry professor whose research has given us a better understanding of forest trees’ biology and accelerated advances in plant breeding....

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Barrangou Wins 2017 NAS Award in Molecular Biology

January 23, 2017 | Staff

Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou of the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences adds a National Academy of Sciences award to his growing list of accolades....

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New Tool Can Help Policymakers Prioritize Information Needs for Synthetic Biology Tech

January 17, 2017 | Staff

Researchers have developed a model that can be used to assess emerging synthetic biology products to determine what needs to be done to inform future policies....

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New Class Covers Regulatory Affairs for Biotech, Crop Protection

December 19, 2016 | Staff

To introduce students to the complex world of state, national and international regulations governing agricultural biotechnology, pesticides and biological products, NC State offered a one-of-a-kind course this fall....

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NC State’s Barrangou Receives Canada Gairdner International Award

November 4, 2016 | Staff

Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou received the prestigious Canada Gairdner International Award in an Oct. 27 ceremony in Toronto....

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It’s a Boy: Modified Male Flies Could More Efficiently Control Screwworm Population

September 1, 2016 | Staff

Suppressing populations of devastating pests may be easier with the release of genetically modified males....

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Let’s Subtract Zika

August 18, 2016 | Staff

Math professor Alun Lloyd is combining math and biology to investigate the spread of infectious diseases like Zika and find ways to stamp them out....

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Engineering a New Mosquito

August 15, 2016 | Staff

The field of genetic engineering offers an array of approaches to eliminating human diseases spread by mosquitoes. NC State Univeristy Ph.D. student Sophia Webster is conducting research on one viable solution to the problem....

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