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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.

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.

 

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Stakeholder Perspectives on Modified Foliar Fungal Endophytes

S. Kathleen Barnhill-Dilling, Jason A. Delborne. Stakeholder Perspectives on Modified Foliar Fungal Endophytes. Genetic Engineering and Society Center, NC State University. September 2021. Online at https://research.ncsu.edu/ges/research/fun-crops. PDF
FUN-CROPS, foliar fungal endophytes, Bioengineering, Regulation, Governance


How might bioengineered fungal endophytes be regulated in the U.S.?

S. Kathleen Barnhill-Dilling, Jason A. Delborne. How might bioengineered fungal endophytes be regulated in the U.S.? Genetic Engineering and Society Center, NC State University. July 2021. Online at https://research.ncsu.edu/ges/research/fun-crops. PDF
FUN-CROPS, foliar fungal endophytes, Bioengineering, Stakeholder Engagement

Application of Gene Editing for Climate Change in Agriculture

Karavolias NG, Horner W, Abugu MN, and Evanega SN (2021). Application of Gene Editing for Climate Change in Agriculture. Front. Sustain. Food Syst. 5:685801. doi: 10.3389/fsufs.2021.685801. PDF
Gene Edited Crops, Livestock Genetics, Climate Change, Agriculture, Food System, Food Security, Crop Biotechnology

Free-ranging cats: Understanding conflict and the potential for engagement

Kokotovich, A. E., J. A. Delborne, K. Redford, T. Cook, E. Leslie, J. Sieracki, and D. Trevino. 2021. Free-ranging cats: Understanding conflict and the potential for engagement. Natural Resource Report NPS/NRSS/BRD/NRR—2021/2297. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado. doi: 10.36967/nrr-2287250 PDF
National Park Service, Free Ranging Cats, Biodiversity, Public Engagement, Stakeholder Conflict

Risk Screening Tools for Engineering Nanomaterials

Grieger, K., Isigonis, P., Franken, R., Wigger, H., Bossa, N., Janer, G., Rycroft, T., Kennedy, A., Hansen, S.F. 2021. Chapter 5: Risk Screening Tools for Engineering Nanomaterials. IN: Ethics in Nanotechnology: Social Sciences and Philosophical Aspects, edited by Marcel Van de Voorde and Gunjan Jeswani, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2021, pp. 89-108. doi: 10.1515/9783110719932-005
Environmental health and safety, Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials, Risk screening

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

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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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