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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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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New Class Covers Regulatory Affairs for Biotech, Crop Protection

December 19, 2016 | Staff

To introduce students to the complex world of state, national and international regulations governing agricultural biotechnology, pesticides and biological products, NC State offered a one-of-a-kind course this fall....

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NC State’s Barrangou Receives Canada Gairdner International Award

November 4, 2016 | Staff

Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou received the prestigious Canada Gairdner International Award in an Oct. 27 ceremony in Toronto....

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