Seed Funding Speeds Growth for TreeCo — an NC State Startup

March 16, 2022 | Guest Author

March 16, 2022 | Just shy of three years ago, Jack Wang and Rodolphe Barrangou — two NC State professors — received support from the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund, a competitive internal seed funding program. Now, their startup TreeCo is thriving....

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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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‘Human Nature’ documentary at Full Frame Festival

April 5, 2019 | Patti Mulligan

Friday, April 4, 1:10 PM | Featuring GES Center affiliate, Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou - SYNOPSIS: From executive producer Dan Rather and director Adam Bolt, the co-writer and editor of the Oscar-winning film Inside Job, comes the story of the biggest tech revolution of the 21st Century. And it isn’t digital, it’s biological. ...

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Governing evolution – A socioecological comparison of resistance management for Bt crops

March 25, 2019 | Zachary Brown

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. ...

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Procedurally Robust Risk Assessment Framework for Novel Genetically Engineered Organisms and Gene Drives Jennifer Kuzma First published: 08 March 2019 https://doi.org/10.1111/rego.12245

Procedurally Robust Risk Assessment Framework for Novel Genetically Engineered Organisms and Gene Drives

March 12, 2019 | Jennifer Kuzma

Jennifer Kuzma, March 8, 2019 | This article reviews the current state of gene-editing regulation for crops, illuminating the ways in which technology developers are repeating practices that may lead to the public and ethical failures of the first generation genetically engineered crops, and argues that the contentious socio-political history of genetic engineering will repeat itself for gene editing if these continue....

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Report: Stakeholder Perspectives on Gene Drive Mice for Biodiversity Protection on Islands

February 20, 2019 | Jason Delborne

Jason Delborne, February 20, 2019 | This article reviews the current state of gene-editing regulation for crops, illuminating the ways in which technology developers are repeating practices that may lead to the public and ethical failures of the first generation genetically engineered crops, and argues that the contentious socio-political history of genetic engineering will repeat itself for gene editing if these continue....

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