Jennifer Kuzma

Aug 2, 2019

GES Center Awarded Half-Million Dollar Grant to Study Responsible Innovation of Food Nanotechnology

GES Center director Jennifer Kuzma and senior research scholar Khara Grieger will lead a two-year, USDA-funded study of responsible innovation of food nanotechnology.

Nov 28, 2018

Kudos to Kuzma: Distinguished Professor Named AAAS Fellow

Jennifer Kuzma has been elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Kuzma is the college's Goodnight-North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Distinguished Professor in Social Sciences and co-directs NC State's Genetic Engineering and Society Center.

Sep 26, 2018  |  Wired

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.

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.

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Engineering and Society Center, tells Science Magazine she is not surprised that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has withdrawn a plan to overhaul how it regulates biotechnology products such as genetically engineered crops.

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The U.S. Regulations for Biotechnology Are Woefully Out of Date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

Jan 18, 2017  |  Bioscience Technology

A New Model Helps Policymakers Assess Emerging Synthetic Biology Technology

Researchers from NC State University and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have developed a model to assess emerging synthetic biology products, well before they are ready for the market, to determine what needs to be done to inform future policies. Jennifer Kuzma, Genetic Engineering and Society, featured.

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.