Genetic Engineering and Society

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.

Nov 2, 2016 | Associated Press

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton Not Focusing On Biggest Threats, Risk Experts Say

It's a scary world out there, risk experts agree, but they say Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton often focus on the wrong dangers — fixing on hazards that are unlikely, or unlikely to cause massive pain. Jennifer Kuzma, Genetic Engineering and Society, featured.

Oct 17, 2016 | FiveThirtyEight

Small Island, Big Experiment

Michael Cobb, a political scientist from NC State University, had previously completed a national survey on genetically modified mosquitoes. Cobb studies public perceptions of novel technologies and had attended some of the community meetings in the Keys, so the mosquito control district hired him to poll residents in 2013.

Oct 14, 2016 | Science Friday

Scientists Develop a Hornless Cow Through Gene Editing

Researchers have developed a method to remove dairy cows' horns through gene editing. The team inserted a gene from the naturally hornless Angus breed to create hornless Holsteins. Have they developed a new type of cow, or are they just speeding up the breeding process? Jennifer Kuzma, Genetic Engineering and Society Center, discusses the future of biotechnology in agriculture, what defines a “genetically modified organism,” and how these technologies might be regulated.

Sep 16, 2016

Mosquitoes, Zika and Biotech Regulation

In a new Policy Forum article in Science, NC State professor Jennifer Kuzma argues that federal authorities are missing an opportunity to revise outdated regulatory processes not fit for modern innovations in biotechnology.

Sep 6, 2016 | Wired

Genes Might Be Helping the Tasmanian Devil Fight Off Face Cancer

Increasingly, genetic techniques are giving conservationists new strategies to protect endangered species smarter and faster. Jennifer Kuzma, School of Public and International Affairs, featured.

Aug 21, 2016 | Boston Globe

Staying Ahead of Technology’s Curves

Alongside the explosion of new technologies over the past 20 years has come a conspicuous flowering of the discipline known as technology assessment. The term describes the attempt to understand what the economic, social and environmental effects of new technologies might be. Jennifer Kuzma, Genetic Engineering and Society, featured.

Aug 3, 2016 | PBS Nova Next

Editing Out Pesticides

The gene editing technique known as CRISPR shows promise for crop development, including some popular wines. What are the benefits? What are the risks? Jennifer Kuzma, Genetic Engineering and Society Program, featured.

May 11, 2016 | Aeon

New Genetic Engineering is Slipping Past Old Regulations

There is a longstanding tension between innovation and regulation in genetic engineering, as policymakers have struggled to balance the benefits of innovation with the need to address safety concerns. But with recent advances, the tension has begun to snap. Jennifer Kuzma, Genetic Engineering and Society, featured.