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A Sterile Solution: How Crispr Could Protect Wild Salmon

Gene-editing technology may prevent escaped farmed salmon from interbreeding with their wild counterparts.

Cultural Beliefs and Stakeholder Affiliation Influence Attitudes Towards Responsible Research and Innovation | Frontiers in Political Science

Jennifer Kuzma, June 24, 2021 | Biotech developers are concerned about the future of gene editing having experienced the contentious history of first-generation GM foods. They have also expressed desires to do better with public engagement in gene-editing innovation. The framework of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) may provide a way forward to act on their desires for greater public legitimacy.

A Focus on “Intended Consequences” to Drive Conservation Action | Conservation Science and Practice

Press Release, April 15, 2021 | A newly published special issue of Conservation Science and Practice makes the case for rebalancing the risk–benefit equation in conservation.

First GMO Mosquitoes to Be Released In the Florida Keys | Undark

The EPA approved Oxitec's mosquitoes for release this spring. Some scientists and locals want to halt the deployment.

Invasive spotted wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii) on a raspberry. Photo credit: Hannah Burrack.

Invasive Flies Prefer Untouched Territory When Laying Eggs

Hannah Burrack and Matt Shipman, Feb. 15, 2021 | The finding raises questions about how the flies can tell whether a piece of fruit is virgin territory – and what that might mean for pest control.

Ross Sozzani is the new director of the plant improvement platform for the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative. Photo by Marc Hall

PSI Profile: Ross Sozzani, Platform Director for Plant Improvement

D'Lyn Ford, Feb. 9, 2021 | The plant improvement platform director for the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative shares her vision: collaboration, innovative crop technologies and students ready for the workforce.

 

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Influence of Natural Organic Matter and pH on Phosphate Removal by and Lanthanum Release from Lanthanum-Modified Bentonite

Zhi, Y., Call, D., Grieger, K., Duckworth, O., Jones, J.L., Knappe, D. 2021. Influence of Natural Organic Matter and pH on Phosphate Removal by and Lanthanum Release from Lanthanum-Modified Bentonite. Water Research; doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2021.117399. PDF
Eutrophication, Lake restoration, Lanthanum release, Humic and fulvic acid, Phosphate management

Can Comorbidity Data Explain Cross-State and Cross-National Difference in COVID-19 Death Rates?

Cegan JC, Trump BD, Cibulsky SM, Collier ZA, Cummings CL, Greer SL, Jarman H, Klasa K, Kleinman G, Surette MA, Wells E, Linkov I. Can Comorbidity Data Explain Cross-State and Cross-National Difference in COVID-19 Death Rates? Risk Manag Healthc Policy. 2021;14:2877-2885. doi: 10.2147/RMHP.S313312. PDF
Comorbidity, Health Outcomes, COVID-19, Mortality Rates

The politics of genetic technoscience for conservation: The case of blight-resistant American chestnut

Barnes, Jessica C. and Jason A. Delborne. The politics of genetic technoscience for conservation: The case of blight-resistant American chestnut. Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space. June 2021. doi:10.1177/25148486211024910. PDF
Genetic Engineering, Neoliberalism, Double Movement, Forest Biotechnology, Ecological Restoration

Cultural Beliefs and Stakeholder Affiliation Influence Attitudes Towards Responsible Research and Innovation Among United States Stakeholders Involved in Biotechnology and Gene Editing

Kuzma, Jennifer and Christopher L. Cummings. Cultural Beliefs and Stakeholder Affiliation Influence Attitudes Towards Responsible Research and Innovation Among United States Stakeholders Involved in Biotechnology and Gene Editing. Frontiers in Political Science 24 June 2021, Vol. 3, DOI: 10.3389/fpos.2021.677003. PDF
Responsible Innovation, RRI, CCE-STEM, Public Engagement, Advocacy Coalition Framework, Gene Editing, CRISPR

Barriers to responsible innovation of nanotechnology applications in food and agriculture: A study of US experts and developers

Cummings Christopher L., Kuzma Jennifer, Kokotovich Adam, Glas David, Grieger Khara (2021). Barriers to responsible innovation of nanotechnology applications in food and agriculture: A study of US experts and developers. NanoImpact, 100326, ISSN 2452-0748. doi:10.1016/j.impact.2021.100326. PDF
Responsible Innovation, Nanotechnology, Nano-agrifood

New Bioengineered (aka GM) Food Disclosure Law: Useful Information or Consumer Confusion?

Gregory Jaffe and Jennifer Kuzma. "New Bioengineered (aka GM) Food Disclosure Law: Useful Information or Consumer Confusion?" Food and Drug Law Institute. https://www.fdli.org/2021/04/new-bioengineered-aka-gm-food-disclosure-law-useful-information-or-consumer-confusion. Accessed 28 April 2021. PDF
Bioengineered food, Regulation, Governance, Transparency, Labeling

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COVID-19's Global Impact: Interdisciplinary perspectives from inside GES, looking out | 4/21 GES Colloquium

Please join us via Zoom for the final colloquium of the semester. The All-star GES roster of panelists includes Royden Saah, Nora Haenn, Alun Lloyd, Eli Hornstein and Dalton George.

Margo Bagley - What's Yours in Mine and What's Mine is Mine | 4/14 GES Colloquium

Digital sequences, patents, and benefit-sharing obligations; plus a new article on social license and synbio from Jason Delborne and Adam Kokotovich

Jean Goodwin on Scientists' responsibilities in the public sphere | 4/7 GES Colloquium

+ new Zoom instructions; GES Blog post: COVID-19—Biotechnology Is Never Enough; and meet the 2020 AgBioFEWS Cohort

Jean Ristaino on the global challenges of emerging plant diseases | 3/31 GES Colloquium

Jean Ristaino to discuss plant diseases such as P. infestans, the pathogen that caused the Irish famine, and their impact on global food security

Virtual GES Colloquium Info | 3/24: Carlos Iglesias - The future of protein production and its implications

The future of protein production and its implications + Jennifer Kuzma inducted to RLA, Jen Baltzegar PhD defense, & #WSJHEALTH Forum with Todd Kuiken

Anna Stepanova - Building a synbio toolbox | 3/3 GES Colloquium

+ Short lectures on Art's Work/Genetic Futures and save the date for Disruptive Biotechnologies Symposium (POSTPONED)

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