Researchers Gain Insight Into Chromosome Evolution in Flies
NC State researchers have shed new light on the evolution of fly chromosomes by identifying a gene indispensable for male survival in a devastating livestock pest species. What they found could have important implications for genetic pest control.
The Fly Whisperer
Pioneering geneticist Trudy Mackay's work with fruit flies is influencing scientists around the world and leading to important discoveries.
Keeping Up With the Fast-Moving Science of Gene Drives
NC State's Jason Delborne, an expert in science and technology policy and public engagement, answers questions about the emerging science of gene drives. Delborne helped develop a National Academies report on gene drives and unveil it in Washington, D.C.
Assessing the Positive and Negative Claims About Genetically Engineered Crops
Genetically engineered crops stir strong feelings from both critics and supporters. We talk to the researcher who chaired the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee that just released a report, “Genetically Engineered Crops: Experience and Prospects,” which examines the evidence behind positive and negative claims about GE crops, and the research challenges that lie ahead.
CMI Focuses on Translational Medicine
The newly established Comparative Medicine Institute (CMI) wants to make it easier to translate basic research into clinical applications that will improve the health of both people and animals.
Modeling Tool IDs Genes That Control Stress Response in Plants
An interdisciplinary team of researchers has developed a modeling algorithm that is able to identify genes associated with specific biological functions in plants. The modeling tool will help plant biologists target individual genes that control how plants respond to drought, high temperatures or other environmental stressors.
Researchers Use DNA ‘Clews’ to Shuttle CRISPR-Cas9 Gene-Editing Tool into Cells
Researchers have for the first time created and used a nanoscale vehicle made of DNA to deliver a CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool into cells.
Public Response to New Technologies in Food Depends on the Type of Tech
A recent study highlights the complexity of determining how the public will respond to incorporating nanotechnology or genetic modification into food products.
Hunt Library Hosts UGPN Conference
Researchers, academics, administrators and staff from the University of Surrey, the University of Sao Paulo and NC State will gather next week at the Hunt Library for a University of Global Partnership Network conference.
Under the Skin: Big Data at Work
Big data: it's a search for lots of needles in many, many haystacks. In the bioinformatics faculty cluster, NC State researchers mine data for clues to cystic fibrosis, human responses to toxins and more.