Read Dr. Brown's article "Economic, Regulatory and International Implications of Gene Drives in Agriculture" in Choices

Zack Brown publishes article in Choices on the ‘Economic, Regulatory and International Implications of Gene Drives in Agriculture”

May 3, 2017 | Patti Mulligan

Agricultural pests, such as fruit flies and mosquitoes, cause billions of dollars in crops losses and spread life-threatening diseases, including malaria and Zika. Many researchers, including NC State IGERT students, are working to develop gene...

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Read 'DARPA’s Synthetic Biology Initiatives Could Militarize the Environment' in Slate

Todd Kuiken publishes Slate article discussing concerns with DARPA’s SynBio Initiatives

May 3, 2017 | Patti Mulligan

GES Research Scholar Dr. Todd Kuiken has concerns about DARPA, who’s investments are “bending the entire field of synthetic biology towards military applications.” Will DARPA’s initiatives lead to the militarization of the natural environment?...

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Todd Kuiken quoted in Atlantic article on failure of glowing plant kickstarter

April 28, 2017 | Patti Mulligan

Remember the Kickstarter campaign that raised half a million dollars to fund the invention of glowing houseplants? Todd Kuiken, GES research scholar and synthetic biology expert, weighs in on the recent announcement of the project’s failure...

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Dr. Jennifer Kuzma

Jennifer Kuzma publishes Trails and Trials in Biotechnology Policy

April 28, 2017 | Patti Mulligan

Reflecting on her journey from undergrad at a small liberal arts college to scientist, professor and world-renowned expert on governance for emerging biotechnologies, Jennifer Kuzma has published a chapter in Women in Sustainable Agriculture and...

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NAS Committee Responds to Critique of Gene Engineering Report

April 12, 2017 | Staff

NC State’s Fred Gould, who led a National Academies committee that issued a 2016 report on genetically engineered crops, pens a letter in Nature Biotechnology to respond to a report critique....

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Study IDs Ways to Encourage ‘Refuge’ Planting, Slowing Resistance to Bt Crops

April 3, 2017 | Staff

A study finds a shortfall in the amount of “refuge” cropland being planted in NC – increasing the rate at which crop pests evolve the ability to devour genetically engineered Bt crops....

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The Importance of Seeds: a Q&A with Rob Dunn

March 30, 2017 | Staff

There is little genetic diversity among the crops that are most important for feeding people around the world. Rob Dunn’s new book explores this issue and why it matters....

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NC State’s Sederoff Honored for Molecular Genetics Work With Forest Trees

March 17, 2017 | Staff

An international prize goes to Ron Sederoff, a forestry professor whose research has given us a better understanding of forest trees’ biology and accelerated advances in plant breeding....

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Barrangou Wins 2017 NAS Award in Molecular Biology

January 23, 2017 | Staff

Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou of the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences adds a National Academy of Sciences award to his growing list of accolades....

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New Tool Can Help Policymakers Prioritize Information Needs for Synthetic Biology Tech

January 17, 2017 | Staff

Researchers have developed a model that can be used to assess emerging synthetic biology products to determine what needs to be done to inform future policies....

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