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Jennifer Kuzma Goodnight-NC GSK Foundation Distinguished Professor in the Social Sciences and Co-Director of the Genetic Engineering and Society Center School of Public and International Affairs, College of Humanities and Social Sciences Contact Faculty page:…
The Genetic Engineering and Society Center serves as a hub of interdisciplinary research, engaged scholarship, and inclusive dialogues. Positioned at the nexus of science and technology, the social sciences and humanities, the GES Center has taken a…
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.
Artist Joe Davis will be conducting the Lucky Mice experiment in the D.H. Hill exhibit gallery, with a breakout brown-bag lunch to talk to students.
Mike Jones, Sep. 11, 2019 | The development of gene drives is progressing more rapidly than our understanding of public values towards these technologies. Findings from this research can inform responsible innovation in gene drive development and risk assessment.
The latest installment in the virtual conference series pioneered by ISGP’s “The Forum,” #NextGenFood: Innovation You Can Eat is a half-day educational program on food technology and innovation.
Location: Poe 202 | The GES weekly colloquium will kick off this August 27, as per tradition with a catered lunch from Neomonde. Come prepared with an appetite and to give a short update about your recent GES activities and upcoming plans.
Zachary Brown, March 21, 2019 | Cooperative management of pest susceptibility to transgenic Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) crops is pursued worldwide in a variety of forms and to varying degrees of success depending on context. We examine this context using a comparative socioecological analysis of resistance management in Australia, Brazil, India, and the United States. We find that a shared understanding of resistance risks among government regulators, growers, and other actors is critical for effective governance.
Per Kuzma, companies will have to be up-front about how these new foods were made and the evidence that they’re healthy. She wants regulators to decide case-by-case which changes are no big deal and which might need more scrutiny.“Most gene-edited plants and animals are probably going to be just fine to eat. But you’re only going to do yourself a disservice in the long run if you hide behind the terminology,” Kuzma said.
2018 Canada SynBio Conference: Engineering Biologyfor Health, Food and the Environment GES Co-Director Dr. Jennifer Kuzma to speak on panel: Food Biotech 2.0 and Learningfrom GMOsLearn from the commercialization of the AquAdvantage Salmon and the non-browning…