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Tag: genetic engineering

Photo of crops in background with farmers in foreground.

Nov 19, 2020

More Transparency Recommended for Gene-Edited Crops

NC State researchers suggest mechanism to provide more information about biotech crops and products. 

Margaret Atwood

Nov 18, 2019

Margaret Atwood and the Biotechnology of Tomorrow

Renowned author Margaret Atwood visited NC State to discuss fiction's role in the future of biotechnology and genetic engineering. 

Results from consumer survey of using gene drives in agriculture.

Sep 11, 2019

Public Support for Gene Drives in Agriculture Tied to Limits

First public survey on agricultural gene drives shows consumer support - within limits. 

Dead ash tree

Jan 18, 2019

Can Genetic Engineering Save Disappearing Forests?

Forests in the U.S. face many threats: climate change, invasive species, pests and pathogens. Could genetically engineering trees make these plants more resilient? 

Rodolphe Barrangou supervises a graduate student in their NC State lab

Nov 28, 2018

Defining the Future of CRISPR

NC State food scientist Rodolphe Barrangou is earning worldwide attention for his work with one of science's most revolutionary technologies. 

Sep 6, 2018

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. 

Mar 22, 2017

Hands-On Model Helps Students Understand Genetic Engineering

A team of faculty and undergraduate researchers have created an interactive, physical model to teach students about genetics and biological processes at the cellular level. 

NC State Ph.D. student Sophia Webster at work in her entomology lab.

Nov 14, 2016

Engineering a New Mosquito

NC State entomologists are developing genetic systems that could replace mosquito populations with strains that have a reduced capacity for transmitting disease.