Keeping Up With the Fast-Moving Science of Gene Drives

June 8, 2016 | Staff

NC State’s Jason Delborne, an expert in science and technology policy and public engagement, answers questions about the emerging science of gene drives. Delborne helped develop a National Academies report on gene drives and unveil it in Washington, D.C....

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Resistance Remedies

June 7, 2016 | Staff

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences researchers John Cavanagh and Rodolphe Barrangou are among the NC State scientists working on different approaches to fighting antibiotic-resistant bacteria....

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Personality Changes Can Affect Fish Body Shape, Locomotion

June 3, 2016 | Staff

A new NC State study shows that personality can be linked to other seemingly unrelated traits in animals like fish....

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Gould discusses genetically engineered crops

May 17, 2016 | Staff

As the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine release the report “Genetically Engineered Crops: Experience and Prospects,” the chair of the authoring committee says that NC State University can become a model for conducting advanced, trusted research in GE crop development....

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Assessing the Positive and Negative Claims About Genetically Engineered Crops

May 17, 2016 | Staff

Genetically engineered crops stir strong feelings from both critics and supporters. We talk to the researcher who chaired the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee that just released a report, “Genetically Engineered Crops: Experience and Prospects,” which examines the evidence behind positive and negative claims about GE crops, and the research challenges that lie ahead....

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Honoring Outstanding Faculty

May 5, 2016 | Staff

NC State recognized 33 outstanding faculty members at the 2016 Celebration of Faculty Excellence on May 3. The annual event honors faculty who have won prestigious state, national and international awards and accolades throughout the academic year....

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Spellings Wowed by NC State Visit

April 21, 2016 | Staff

New UNC President Margaret Spellings spent Wednesday touring NC State’s campus with Chancellor Randy Woodson. While here, she met with students, faculty, staff and industry leaders with ties to Centennial Campus....

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New Tools Allow Rapid ID of CRISPR-Cas System PAMs

March 31, 2016 | Staff

CRISPR-Cas systems are widely heralded as a new generation of genetic tools. But development of these tools requires researchers to identify the protospacer-adjacent motifs (PAMs) that unlock each system’s functionality. A new set of techniques expedites PAM identification — and early testing finds that many CRISPR-Cas systems actually have multiple PAMs of varying strength....

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NC State’s Barrangou Wins Canada Gairdner Award

March 23, 2016 | Staff

Rodolphe Barrangou wins prestigious Gairdner Award for pioneering the gene-editing system known as CRISPR....

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Barrangou Wins Warren Alpert Foundation Prize

March 9, 2016 | Staff

Rodolphe Barrangou shares prestigious award for his pioneering work on the revolutionary gene-editing system known as CRISPR....

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