Op Ed: Repealing Johnson Amendment Could Reduce Charitable Donations
In this op ed, Rich Clerkin, director of NC State's Institute for Nonprofits, says recent discussions about repealing the Johnson Amendment intend to increase the abilities of charities to engage in the political process, such a change in federal law places their abilities to achieve their missions at risk.
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.
For Nonprofits, Even Non-Finance ‘Capacity Grants’ Stimulate Financial Growth
NC State research finds that so-called "capacity grants" lead to long-term financial growth for nonprofit organizations — regardless of what the grants are for.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.