In the News: Here’s the Plan to End Malaria with CRISPR-Edited Mosquitoes
In this Wired article, Jennifer Kuzma, co-director of NC State's Genetic Engineering and Society Center, and others discuss the uncharted territory of genetically engineering mosquitoes to prevent disease.
The U.S. Regulations for Biotechnology Are Woefully Out of Date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.
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.
As Technology Advances, How Do We Avoid Losing Touch With Our Values?
Jennifer Kuzma, distinguished professor of social sciences at NC State and a member of the Global Future Council on Technology, Values and Policy, explains why we need to approach technology development with our core values in mind, and how we draft policy to reflect those values.
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in Science, NC State professor Jennifer Kuzma argues that federal authorities are missing an opportunity to revise outdated regulatory processes not fit for modern innovations in biotechnology.
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.
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.
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.
Kuzma Named to National Committee on Biotechnology
NC State University professor Jennifer Kuzma will lend her expertise to a national committee studying the future of genetic engineering. The National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine recently named Kuzma to the Committee on Future Biotechnology Products and Opportunities to Enhance Capabilities of the Biotechnology Regulatory System.