Kuzma Urges a Broader Conversation on Underlying Ethics of Gene Editing Technology

July 19, 2018 | Jennifer Kuzma

Source: Financial Express This Man Rewrites the Genetic Code of Animals By: Aki Ito | July 19, 2018 In this article about Dan Carlson, a scientist bioengineering hornless cattle, Jennifer Kuzma, co-director of the Genetic...

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Publication: How social science should complement scientific discovery: lessons from nanoscience

July 12, 2018 | Patti Mulligan

Dr. David Berube, Professor of Science and Technology Communication, and GES Center affiliate, has published the following article in the Journal of Nanoparticle Research.  How social science should complement scientific discovery: lessons from nanoscience CITE AS: Berube,...

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Genome Editing in Agriculture – CAST Issue Paper

July 9, 2018 | Patti Mulligan

PRESS RELEASE: July 9, 2018. Twentieth-century advances in plant and animal breeding did much to help meet the increasing food, fiber, feed, and fuel needs of an expanding world. But continued population growth, resource shortages, climate change, and pest prevalence make sustainability a daunting yet essential task. Genome editing is a powerful new method that enables unprecedented control over genetic material and offers the opportunity to make rapid advances that influence agricultural practices....

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Pesticide Resistance Arms Race

June 29, 2018 | Fred Gould

In this episode we talk with Fred Gould, William Neal Reynolds Professor of Agriculture and Life Sciences, about the rising rates of herbicide and pesticide resistance, the current state of the resistance arms race and what we need to do in the future to protect our crops and human health from resistant pests. Length: 15 minutes...

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10 of the Most Diabolical Crop Pests in North Carolina

June 26, 2018 | Staff

Ten of the most vexing pests that prey on agriculture in North Carolina....

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Kuzma quoted on ecological impacts and regulation of GE products

June 25, 2018 | Patti Mulligan

To critics, the case laid bare glaring weaknesses in the country’s oversight of genetically engineered, or GE, crops. While biotechnology’s defenders say the process is already overly rigorous, others have long argued that regulations, which haven’t changed significantly since 1987, don’t do enough to protect agriculture and the environment. Neither the USDA nor any government agency must weigh the full social, economic and ecological impacts of GE products, says Jennifer Kuzma, co-director of the Genetic Engineering and Society Center at North Carolina State University. “There’s really no place that’s looking at this broadly from a risk-benefit perspective.”...

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Weeds Are Winning in the War against Herbicide Resistance, Scientific American, By Brooke Borel, June 18, 2018

Kuzma in Scientific American article: Weeds Are Winning in the War against Herbicide Resistance

June 18, 2018 | Patti Mulligan

Herbicides are under evolutionary threat. Can modern agriculture find a new way to fight back? Excerpt: For farmers, protecting fields from pests and plagues is a constant battle fought on multiple fronts. Many insects have...

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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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