genetics

May 17, 2016  |  The Abstract

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.

Nov 19, 2015  |  Academics

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.

Sep 29, 2015  |  The Abstract

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.

Aug 28, 2015  |  Research and Innovation

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.

Jul 14, 2015  |  The Abstract

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.

Mar 17, 2015  |  Events

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.

Feb 2, 2015

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.

Dec 2, 2014  |  Research and Innovation

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.

Nov 17, 2014  |  The Abstract

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.

Oct 30, 2014  |  The Abstract

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