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The Next Revolution: Genome Engineering 2018 - July 19 Minneapolis

The Genome Writers Guild (GWG) – a genome engineering society concerned with genome engineering and public education will tackle questions regarding new technologies, their use, and impact on society and individuals at their annual conference at the McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 19 to 21 July 2018. More »

Research Highlights and Recent Publications

CBC Scientists Organize the First Plant Genome Editing Workshop in Africa

Drs. Kan Wang and Bing Yang in collaboration with Dr. Leena Tripathi of the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA)-Kenya organized and conducted a workshop held in Nairobi on June 19 and 20, 2018. This workshop was an outreach activity for the joint NSF-BREAD grant entitled “Genome-enabled platform for yam.” More »

OECD Holds Conference on Genome Editing with a Focus on Agriculture

Jeff Wolt gave an invited presentation on “Current risk assessment approaches for environmental and food safety” at the 28-29 June conference sponsored by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and held at OECD headquarters in Paris. More »

CBC Researchers Explore Sources of Anti-GMO Content in On-line Media

Sean Dorius and Carolyn Lawrence-Dill have recently published their initial analysis of GMO content in on-line English language media reporting with surprising results regarding the role of Russian news organizations in pushing negative messages concerning GMOs to the American public. The research, which is supported in part with funding from the Crop Bioengineering Center, will soon be published in GM Crops & Food. The research preprint is posted to SocArXiv and coverage of the research can be found in the 27 February Des Moines Register.

Center News

Bing Yang Promoted to Professor
May 25, 2018

Dr. Bing Yang of the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology has been promoted to professor. More »

Identifying Gaps in Public Trust and Governance Recommendations for Gene-Edited Foods
May 15, 2018

An Iowa State university team led by Carmen Bain, associate professor of sociology, has received a grant to identify key inducements and impediments to public trust of gene-edited foods (GEFs) and their governance. More »

Bridging Funds Support CBC Innovation
Mar 29, 2018

Bridging funds provided by CBC are allowing for continuation of promising avenues for research of importance to the center and its members. Collectively these research initiatives may lead to improved design and targeting of CRISPR/Cas reagents, reduced off-target modifications and simplified progeny analysis. More »

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