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Blog: Considerations for developing GMO crops around the world

Agriculture is changing and so are the technologies needed to improve it. Scientists should be allowed to develop genetically modified (GM) crops to provide options for smallholder farmers who depend on a successful harvest for their livelihood. That position was highlighted in a panel discussion featuring biotechnology leaders at the Genetics Engineering and Society colloquium organized by the third cohort of the AgBioFEWs fellowship. The question that informed this colloquium was, who makes the decision on which GM crops are developed around the world?

Fred Gould named Executive Director of NC State Genetics and Genomics Academy

Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Warwick Arden and Senior Vice Provost for Academic Strategy and Resource Management and Chief of Staff Duane Larick today officially announced the launch of NC State’s Genetics and Genomics Academy. The academy represents a universitywide, interdisciplinary effort to engage faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students in harnessing the power of science to serve society

Khara Grieger to Co-lead Knowledge Transfer Efforts for New $25 million Phosphorus Research Center

October 8, 2021 | Khara Grieger will co-lead Knowledge Transfer efforts between researchers and stakeholders for NC State’s new $25 million NSF STEPS Center.

What to Know About GMOs

NC State biotech policy expert Jennifer Kuzma answers top questions about genetically modified organisms.

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.

 

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Responsible Innovation Definitions, Practices, and Motivations from Nanotechnology Researchers in Food and Agriculture

Kokotovich, A.E., Kuzma, J., Cummings, C.L., Grieger, K.. Responsible Innovation Definitions, Practices, and Motivations from Nanotechnology Researchers in Food and Agriculture. Nanoethics (2021). doi: 10.1007/s11569-021-00404-9 PDF
Responsible innovation, Nanotechnology, Food, Agriculture, Governance, Qualitative research

Deficits of Public Deliberation in U.S.
Oversight for Gene Edited Organisms

Kuzma, Jennifer, “Deficits of Public Deliberation in U.S. Oversight for Gene Edited Organisms,” in Gene Editing in the Wild: Shaping Decisions through Broad Public Deliberation, ed. Michael K. Gusmano et al., special report, Hastings Center Report 51, no. S2 (2021): S25– S33. DOI: 10.1002/hast.1317 PDF
Gene editing, Public engagement, Deliberation, Regulation, Governance, Risk analysis

The Decision Phases Framework for Public Engagement: Engaging Stakeholders about Gene Editing in the Wild

Barnhill-Dilling, S. Kathleen, Kokotovich, Adam, and Delborne, Jason A., “The Decision Phases Framework for Public Engagement: Engaging Stakeholders about Gene Editing in the Wild,” in Gene Editing in the Wild: Shaping Decisions through Broad Public Deliberation, ed. Michael K. Gusmano et al., special report, Hastings Center Report 51, no. S2 (2021): S48– S61. DOI: 10.1002/hast.1320 PDF
Stakeholder Engagement, Environmental Biotechnologies, Gene Editing

Genome evolution in an agricultural pest following adoption of transgenic crops

Katherine L. Taylor, Kelly A. Hamby, Alexandra M. DeYonke, Fred Gould, Megan L. Fritz. Genome evolution in an agricultural pest following adoption of transgenic crops. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Dec 2021, 118 (52) e2020853118; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2020853118 PDF
Helicoverpa zea, Bt resistance, temporal genomic change, polygenic adaptation

Responsible innovation of nano-agrifoods: Insights and views from U.S. stakeholders

Grieger, K.D, Merck, A.W., Cuchiara, M., Binder, A.R., Kokotovich, A., Cummings, C.L., Kuzma, J. Responsible innovation of nano-agrifoods: Insights and views from U.S. stakeholders. NanoImpact, Volume 24, 2021, doi: 10.1016/j.impact.2021.100365. PDF
Food and agriculture, Nanotechnology, Responsible innovation, Stakeholder engagement

Genome Editing in Latin America: Regional Regulatory Overview/Edición génica aplicada a la agricultura: Resumen del marco regulatorio regional

Todd Kuiken and Jennifer Kuzma. July 2021. Genome Editing in Latin America: Regional Regulatory Overview/Edición génica aplicada a la agricultura: Resumen del marco regulatorio regional. Inter-American Development Bank. DOI: 10.18235/0003410. English version/Versión en español
Regulation, Governance, CRISPR, Latin America, Genome Editing, Inter-American Development Bank

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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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