Changing the Landscape of Graduate Education
Problems related to food, energy and water are becoming increasingly complex. NC State is taking a new approach to prepare the scientists who will solve them.
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Engineering and Society Center, tells Science Magazine she is not surprised that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has withdrawn a plan to overhaul how it regulates biotechnology products such as genetically engineered crops.
The U.S. Regulations for Biotechnology Are Woefully Out of Date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.
Gene Drives: the Good, the Bad, and the Hype
It's good to be cautious about any powerful new technology. It's just as important to be realistic. From potential benefits to safety guidelines to security threats, the best approach to Crispr and gene drives will be one based on empirical findings rather than hype. Unfortunately there has been too much of the second and not enough of the first, especially when it comes to the bioweapons threat. Kathleen Vogel, political science, co-author.
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.
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.