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.
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.
Biotech: An Environmentalist’s Dilemna
Biodesigned, Jan. 21, 2021 | Environmental scientist Todd Kuiken weighs the pros and cons of deploying biotechnology to protect vulnerable ecosystems. Can altering the DNA of species save them from the impacts of human induced climate change, or will it wreak a new form of havoc?"
Scientists Set a Path for Field Trials of Gene Drive Organisms | Science
Press Release, December 17, 2020 | As genetically engineered organisms ramp up, a multidisciplinary coalition offers a framework for ethical, socially engaged and transparent field practices
Researchers Recommend More Transparency for Gene-Edited Crops | Science
Press Release, November 19, 2020 | New government regulations for biotechnology will create gaps in oversight of gene-edited crops and the provision of information to consumers.
The ‘Public Good’ of Controlling Mobile Pests with Genetically Engineered Crops
Margaret Huffman, Nov. 11 2020 | Choosing to plant genetically engineered seed that will grow insect-resistant corn (Bt corn) is more expensive at the time of planting but is common practice in places like the United States and the Philippines. This study takes a closer look at those who do not plant genetically engineered seed because their neighbors use of Bt corn eliminated the local pest pressure.
|10.1038/s41598-021-83354-2||Agroecology, Behavioural ecology, Invasive species, Microbial ecology|
|10.1089/crispr.2020.0098.PDF||CRISPR, Stakeholder engagement, Responsible research and innovation|
|https://www.biodesigned.org/todd-kuiken/biotech-an-environmentalists-dilemma||Biotechnology, Synthetic biology, Art, Environment|
|10.1126/science.abd1512||Responsible Innovation, Biotechnology, Governance, CRISPR, Gene-Editing|
|10.1126/science.abd1908 PDF||Gene Drive, Field Trials, Governance, Risk/Benefit Assessment, Transparency|
|10.3390/soilsystems4040074 PDF||Legacy phosphorus, Speciation, Transformation, Accessibility|