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Dec 7, 2016

As Technology Advances, How Do We Avoid Losing Touch With Our Values?

Jennifer Kuzma, distinguished professor of social sciences at NC State and a member of the Global Future Council on Technology, Values and Policy, explains why we need to approach technology development with our core values in mind, and how we draft policy to reflect those values. 

Nov 2, 2016

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton Not Focusing On Biggest Threats, Risk Experts Say

It's a scary world out there, risk experts agree, but they say Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton often focus on the wrong dangers — fixing on hazards that are unlikely, or unlikely to cause massive pain. Jennifer Kuzma, Genetic Engineering and Society, featured. 

Oct 14, 2016

Scientists Develop a Hornless Cow Through Gene Editing

Researchers have developed a method to remove dairy cows' horns through gene editing. The team inserted a gene from the naturally hornless Angus breed to create hornless Holsteins. Have they developed a new type of cow, or are they just speeding up the breeding process? Jennifer Kuzma, Genetic Engineering and Society Center, discusses the future of biotechnology in agriculture, what defines a “genetically modified organism,” and how these technologies might be regulated. 

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Sep 16, 2016

Mosquitoes, Zika and Biotech Regulation

In a new Policy Forum article in Science, NC State professor Jennifer Kuzma argues that federal authorities are missing an opportunity to revise outdated regulatory processes not fit for modern innovations in biotechnology. 

Sep 6, 2016

Genes Might Be Helping the Tasmanian Devil Fight Off Face Cancer

Increasingly, genetic techniques are giving conservationists new strategies to protect endangered species smarter and faster. Jennifer Kuzma, School of Public and International Affairs, featured. 

Aug 21, 2016

Staying Ahead of Technology’s Curves

Alongside the explosion of new technologies over the past 20 years has come a conspicuous flowering of the discipline known as technology assessment. The term describes the attempt to understand what the economic, social and environmental effects of new technologies might be. Jennifer Kuzma, Genetic Engineering and Society, featured. 

Aug 3, 2016

Editing Out Pesticides

The gene editing technique known as CRISPR shows promise for crop development, including some popular wines. What are the benefits? What are the risks? Jennifer Kuzma, Genetic Engineering and Society Program, featured. 

May 11, 2016

New Genetic Engineering is Slipping Past Old Regulations

There is a longstanding tension between innovation and regulation in genetic engineering, as policymakers have struggled to balance the benefits of innovation with the need to address safety concerns. But with recent advances, the tension has begun to snap. Jennifer Kuzma, Genetic Engineering and Society, featured. 

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May 2, 2016

Kuzma Named to National Committee on Biotechnology

NC State University professor Jennifer Kuzma will lend her expertise to a national committee studying the future of genetic engineering. The National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine recently named Kuzma to the Committee on Future Biotechnology Products and Opportunities to Enhance Capabilities of the Biotechnology Regulatory System.