Genetic Engineering and Society

Jun 21, 2018  |  Science Magazine

Trump’s Plan to Reshuffle Government Strikes Familiar Notes

President Donald Trump has proposed reorganizing parts of the federal government in ways that sound very familiar to those who follow U.S. science policy, including NC State social scientist Jennifer Kuzma, who directs the Genetic Engineering and Society Center. Science Magazine asked her to comment.

Jun 5, 2018  |  NC State News

Pesticide Resistance Needs Attention, Large-Scale Study

A review paper from NC State's Genetic Engineering and Society Center recommends that a large-scale study is needed to slow pest resistance to herbicides and pesticides.

Nov 6, 2017  |  Science Magazine

Trump’s Ag Dept Reverses Course on Biotech Rules

Jennifer Kuzma, a social scientist who co-directs NC State's Genetic Engineering and Society Center, tells Science Magazine she is not surprised that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has withdrawn a plan to overhaul how it regulates biotechnology products such as genetically engineered crops.

May 2, 2017

College Honors Its Exceptional Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences faculty were recognized at the college's annual awards reception on April 25, 2017.

Apr 21, 2017  |  Slate

The U.S. Regulations for Biotechnology Are Woefully Out of Date

The chronic challenge with biotechnology regulation is that it can’t keep up with the fast pace of innovation. Jennifer Kuzma, distinguished professor of public and international affairs and co-director of NC State's Genetic Engineering and Society Center, featured.

Mar 27, 2017  |  CBC Radio

Are we prepared for our gene altered future?

The impending genetic boom goes beyond CRISPR and could have very wide-reaching implications — from feeding billions, to curing disease, to improving animal welfare. Those are the upsides. They could also have dire unintended consequences, for human health or even by disrupting entire ecosystems. Jennifer Kuzma, School of Public and International Affairs, featured.

Mar 17, 2017  |  MIT Technology Review

5 Biotech Products U.S. Regulators Aren’t Ready For

A new report issued by the National Academy of Sciences says U.S. regulatory agencies need to prepare for new plants, animals and microbes that will hit the market in the next five to 10 years. “All these products have the potential to be beneficial, but the question is, how do they compare to the alternative?” says Jennifer Kuzma, co-director of the Genetic Engineering and Society Center at NC State University and a member of the National Academy of Sciences committee that prepared the report.

Feb 25, 2017  |  ABC Australia: Radio National

Governance of Gene Editing Technology

Jennifer Kuzma, professor in the School of Public and International Affairs and co-director of the Genetic Engineering and Society Center, was interviewed on an ABC Australia science radio show. CRISPR-Cas 9 is a powerful gene editing tool that Kuzma believes should be discussed more openly.

Dec 29, 2016  |  NBC News

11 Surprising Predictions for 2017 From Some of the Biggest Names in Science

What scientific discoveries will 2017 bring? What technological innovations? We asked some of the biggest names in in science and technology to share their predictions for the coming year. Jennifer Kuzma, public administration and co-director of the Genetic Engineering and Society Center, featured.

Dec 1, 2016

The Year in Pictures: Humanities and Social Sciences in 2016

Take a look back at some of our favorite stories (and photos) of the year.