Plant Science Pioneer Fights Late Blight of the Past and Future

March 29, 2022 | Guest Author

March 29, 2022 | Jean Ristaino has made history by tracking late blight’s origins, and she is making history again by fighting future late blight outbreaks as a scientist with the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative....

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Seed Funding Speeds Growth for TreeCo — an NC State Startup

March 16, 2022 | Guest Author

March 16, 2022 | Just shy of three years ago, Jack Wang and Rodolphe Barrangou — two NC State professors — received support from the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund, a competitive internal seed funding program. Now, their startup TreeCo is thriving....

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NC State University Awarded BioMADE Funding to Advance U.S. Bioindustrial Manufacturing by Educating Future Workers

March 3, 2022 | Guest Author

With a new project funded by BioMADE — led by professor Gary Gilleskie — NC State will help train the workforce needed to advance bioindustrial manufacturing in the U.S....

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Tips for a Good Zoom Recording

February 16, 2022 | Patti Mulligan

Whether you are giving a big presentation, or responsible for making sure it goes well, here are some tips to make sure your next Zoom meeting recording looks great. ...

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NC State receives USDA/NIFA grant to evaluate societal impacts and foster sustainability of GE and nanotech in agriculture

February 11, 2022 | Patti Mulligan

February 10, 2022 | Khara Grieger, together with GES Co-director Jennifer Kuzma, will lead a $650,000 project that will support the responsible development of novel agrifood technologies to contribute to more sustainable food and ag systems. ...

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2021-22 University Faculty Scholars Named

February 8, 2022 | Staff

NC State recently announced its 2021-22 class of University Faculty Scholars. These 23 early- and mid-career faculty received this designation in recognition of their outstanding academic achievements and contributions to NC State through their teaching, scholarship and service to the university and beyond....

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Two Professors Named 2021 AAAS Fellows

January 26, 2022 | Guest Author

Delborne and Watzin are recognized for their “scientifically and socially distinguished achievements.”...

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Blog: Considerations for developing GMO crops around the world

November 10, 2021 | Guest Author

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?...

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

November 5, 2021 | Guest Author

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...

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What to Know About GMOs

November 2, 2021 | Staff

Jennifer Kuzma, Goodnight-NCGSK Foundation Distinguished Professor in the School of Public and International Affairs and a biotech policy expert, answers some common questions about genetically modified organisms. Kuzma is the co-founder and co-director of NC State’s Genetic Engineering and Society Center....

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

October 8, 2021 | Guest Author

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....

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What to Know About GMOs

September 29, 2021 | Guest Author

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

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A Sterile Solution: How Crispr Could Protect Wild Salmon

July 21, 2021 | Guest Author

Gene-editing technology may prevent escaped farmed salmon from interbreeding with their wild counterparts....

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Cultural Beliefs and Stakeholder Affiliation Influence Attitudes Towards Responsible Research and Innovation | Frontiers in Political Science

June 24, 2021 | Jennifer Kuzma

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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A Focus on “Intended Consequences” to Drive Conservation Action | Conservation Science and Practice

April 15, 2021 | Patti Mulligan

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....

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