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.
Nutrition, Safety Key To Consumer Acceptance of Nanotech, Genetic Modification In Foods
New research shows that the majority of consumers will accept the presence of nanotechnology or genetic modification technology in foods – but only if the technology enhances the nutrition or improves the safety of the food.
Something Resistant This Way Comes: An Insect Mystery
An NC State entomology researcher has found that a feared crop pest found in North Carolina is becoming resistant to a common method used to protect crops.
A Decade of Genes, Chemicals and Human Health: The Comparative Toxicogenomics Database Turns 10
A Decade of Genes, Chemicals, and Human Health: the Comparative Toxicogenomics Database Turns Ten