What Happens If We Run Out? Pesticide Resistance Needs Attention, Large-Scale Study

May 17, 2018 | Staff

How can we slow pest resistance to herbicides and pesticides? NC State researchers say large-scale studies are needed to test new strategies....

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Think Chimpanzee Beds Are Dirtier Than Human Ones? Think Again

May 15, 2018 | Staff

Study finds that chimpanzees appear to keep tidier sleeping arrangements than humans do....

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Publication: Comparative, collaborative, and integrative risk governance for emerging technologies

May 7, 2018 | Patti Mulligan

GES Co-director, Dr. Jennifer Kuzma and affiliated faculty member, Dr. David Berube, have published an article in the journal Environment Systems and Decisions that argues for a risk governance approach to emerging technologies, such as synthetic biology...

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SciLine Briefing: Jennifer Kuzma on Gene Drives

May 7, 2018 | Patti Mulligan

VIDEO: GES Center Co-director Jennifer Kuzma recently participated in SciLine’s first Media Briefing on Gene Drives. Date recorded: April 25, 2018 About This Media Briefing: Gene drives represent a new take on genetic engineering offering...

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Sciences Faculty Recognized at Celebration of Faculty Excellence

May 2, 2018 | Staff

Eight Sciences faculty were honored at the annual ceremony for winning prestigious state, national and international awards....

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NC State’s Rodolphe Barrangou Elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 2, 2018 | Staff

CRISPR pioneer Rodolphe Barrangou has been elected to one of the world’s most prestigious and influential scientific societies....

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Publication: Voluntary Programs To Encourage Refuges for Pesticide Resistance Management

April 17, 2018 | Patti Mulligan

Dr. Zack Brown, assistant professor of agricultural economics and GES Center Executive Committee member, has published an article in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics which examines the implications of using behavioral approaches to managing pesticide...

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Jennifer Kuzma in the WSJ: Referring to gene-editing as “breeding” seems disingenuous

April 16, 2018 | Patti Mulligan

Is This Tomato Engineered? Inside the Coming Battle Over Gene-Edited Food The agriculture industry, which hopes Crispr technology will transform the business, faces opponents who call it ‘GMO 2.0’ By Jacob Bunge and Amy Dockser...

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Student spotlight: Sophia Webster wins 1st place at Graduate Student Research Symposium

March 22, 2018 | Patti Mulligan

Kudos to Sophia Webster, a GES PhD candidate in Entomology and Plant Pathology, for winning first place at Graduate Student Research Symposium! Sophia is part of the 2012 IGERT cohort whose focus is mosquitoes and human health. The first IGERT course took place in Lima and Iquitos, Peru where the cohort attended tropical medicine symposiums, visited health clinics and several farms to speak with farmers. The cohort also shadowed NAMRU workers door to door in in Iquitos as the workers completed their household mosquito checks and surveys. Additionally, the cohort conducted household experiments on the density dependent effects of mosquito larvae in household containers....

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Space for the Social Sciences in Engineering Biology

March 14, 2018 | Jennifer Kuzma

I had the pleasure of attending the Canada SynBio 2018 Conference “Engineering Biology for Health, Food and the EnvIronment in Toronto last week. While I’ve been to many such events in the United States, this...

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