CALS News – Using Leaf Fungi to Improve Crop Resilience

June 29, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

Mollie Rappe, June 29, 2020 | Jason Delborne, a researcher with the Genetic Engineering and Society Center and the College of Natural Resources, will lead the efforts to assess public opinion and analyze the potential regulatory pathway for techniques to introduce beneficial plant fungi to crops....

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Blog: We must do better…

June 11, 2020 | Todd Kuiken

Todd Kuiken, June 11, 2020 | The following reflection was part of a special GES colloquium held on June 5, 2020, discussing the new USDA regulations on GM crops. Which was held in the midst of national protests against police brutality. They are my personal reflections in support of #blacklivesmatter and the systemic racism and inequalities seen throughout our institutions....

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Genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in Florida and Texas beginning this summer – silver bullet or jumping the gun?

June 3, 2020 | Jennifer Kuzma

Jennifer Kuzma, June 3, 2020 | Release of GM mosquitoes in Florida is imminent. But a multidisciplinary team of scientists believe that more studies are needed first. They encourage a publicly accessible registry for GM organisms....

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Blog: COVID-19 Reveals the Personal Side of Globalization – GM Researchers Should Take Note

May 20, 2020 | Nora Haenn

Nora Haenn, 5/20/2020 | COVID-19 has shown us, there’s an important consequence for the way globalization is both local at all points and persistently invisible in its entirety....

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GES Center Co-Director Jennifer Kuzma. Photo by Marc Hall

Jennifer Kuzma awarded Outstanding Research Award, inducted into Research Leadership Academy

May 11, 2020 | Guest Author

Matt Simpson, May 5, 2020 | The Office of Research and Innovation, in partnership with the Alumni Association, has selected six NC State faculty members as recipients of this year’s Outstanding Research Award. The six awardees will also be inducted to the Research Leadership Academy (RLA)....

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Blog: Yes, and…

April 22, 2020 | Guest Author

Royden Saah and Eli Hornstein, 4/22/2020 | To counter the COVID-19 pandemic, YES we can be responsible AND take urgent, unfamiliar action....

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Decision-making about Emerging Technologies and Global Risks

April 14, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

GES Center receives NSF Grant to investigate geoengineering for global climate change...

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Blog: Review of Art’s Work in the Age of Biotechnology: Shaping Our Genetic Futures | We Make Money Not Art

April 7, 2020 | Guest Author

Regine Debatty - April 6, 2020 | Artists offer new insights about genetic engineering by bringing it out of the lab and into public places to challenge viewers’ understandings about the human condition, the material of our bodies...

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COVID-19—Biotechnology Is Never Enough

April 3, 2020 | Jennifer Kuzma

The currently-unfolding COVID-19 case boldly underscores the reality that science and technology are never enough to solve global health problems alone. Rather, we need a strategic and systematic integration of social sciences, risk sciences, and communication along with science, technology, and innovation to adequately meet the challenges of emerging global risks, such as COVID-19. ...

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Virtual Colloquium: Zoom Instructions

March 19, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

We hope that you are all staying safe, sane and relaxed as possible during these unprecedented time. We are happy to report that our weekly colloquium series (go.ncsu.edu/ges-colloquium) will continue via zoom. Please be patient with us as speaker schedules are changing frequently. Below is information on how to join the weekly colloquium via zoom along with some helpful tips on how to make these types of gatherings more successful....

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