Progress Update for the NCSU/IDB Crispr in LAC Project / Reunión de NCSU/BID Proyecto de CRISPR en ALyC

December 2, 2021 | Patti Mulligan

We are excited to share our progress with you about the collaboration between the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB) and the Genetic Engineering and Society Center at North Carolina State University (Raleigh, USA) titled “Assessment of the Regulatory and Institutional Framework for Agricultural Gene-editing via CRISPR-based Technologies in Latin America and the Caribbean.” | Estamos muy contentos de compartir con ustedes los avances de nuestro proyecto titulado: “Análisis del Marco Regulatorio e Institucional para la edición génica basada en tecnologías CRISPR para la Agricultura en América Latina y el Caribe” que viene siendo desarrollado en conjunto con el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) y el Centro de Ingeniería Genética y Sociedad (Raleigh, EE.UU) de la Universidad Estatal de Carolina del Norte. ...

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FUN-CROPS

October 6, 2021 | Patti Mulligan

FUN-CROPS About Research scientists at North Carolina State University are exploring ways to harness plant fungal symbionts – specifically foliar fungal endophytes – to improve crop resistance to stressors such as drought, pests, and pathogens....

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A Sterile Solution: How Crispr Could Protect Wild Salmon

July 21, 2021 | Guest Author

Gene-editing technology may prevent escaped farmed salmon from interbreeding with their wild counterparts....

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IDB CRISPR in Latin America

October 6, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

CRISPR in Latin America and the Caribbean About Why is it important to study the impact of gene editing in agriculture for the LAC region? Genome editing tools have promised tremendous opportunities in agriculture for...

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CRISPR do BID na América Latina

October 6, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

CRISPR na América Latina e Caribe Sobre Por que é importante estudar o impacto da edição de genes na agricultura para a região da América Latina e Caribe? As ferramentas de edição do genoma prometem...

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BID CRISPR en América Latina

October 6, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

CRISPR en América Latina y el Caribe Acerca de ¿Por qué es importante estudiar el impacto de la edición genética en agricultura para la región de ALC? Las herramientas de edición genética podrían ofrecer enormes...

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Rodolphe Barrangou – Catching up with the CRISPR craze | GES Colloquium (Zoom)

September 29, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

A discussion of the applications and implications of CRISPR-based technologies in Food, Ag, and beyond....

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Does the US public support using gene drives to control agricultural pests?

September 11, 2019 | Guest Author

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....

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Workshop Report on Gene Drive Mice for Biodiversity Protection on Islands

June 24, 2019 | Jason Delborne

S. Kathleen Barnhill-Dilling, June 24, 2019 | Mice offer an ideal genetic model for exploring the possibility of developing a synthetic gene drive in mammals. As pests, they pose challenges to human health, agricultural yields and storage, and biodiversity, especially on islands where they are not native. If research on gene drives in mice were to progress to a field trial, an island ecosystem would offer an additional level of physical containment. ...

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IUCN Report: Genetic frontiers for conservation – An assessment of synthetic biology and biodiversity conservation

May 9, 2019 | Todd Kuiken

Todd Kuiken, May 9, 2019 | Synthetic biology – altering or redesigning genes to meet human objectives – is a fast-developing field with significant potential impacts on nature conservation, according to the Genetic frontiers for conservation assessment report. So far mostly applied in agriculture and medicine, synthetic biology could have substantial knock-on effects on conservation – including modified genes spreading to non-target species and affecting broader ecosystems, but also benefits such as saving threatened species, reduced fertiliser use or diminished demand for products derived from threatened species....

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