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Katie Barnhill-Dilling – Gene Editing for Agriculture in Latin America & the Caribbean | GES Colloquium

October 4, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Gene Editing for Agriculture in Latin America & the Caribbean

Katie Barnhill-Dilling, PhD, Senior Research Scholar at the Genetic Engineering and Society Center, NC State

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A broad overview of the GES Center project (funded by the InterAmerican Development Bank) that has explored the relevant policy and capacity for developing gene edited crops in Latin America and the Caribbean.


Gene editing tools for agriculture have certainly been the subject of great promise, hope, and hype the world over. However, there remains considerable uncertainty regarding the ways in which regulatory systems and other institutions will manage and govern products made with gene editing. In a project funded by the InterAmerican Development Bank, we have explored the regulatory policy context and institutional capacity for developing and bringing to market gene edited products for agriculture throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. This talk will provide an overview of the project itself and share high level results of our analysis, including the results of policy analysis, stakeholder interviews, and case study development.

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Speaker Bio

Dr. Katie Barnhill-Dilling is a social scientist with the Genetic Engineering and Society Center at NC State University, where her research explores engagement as a tool for just and inclusive governance of emerging environmental biotechnologies. With training at the intersection of Science, Technology, and Society studies (STS) and environmental science, policy, and governance, Dr. Barnhill-Dilling works on projects that include a range genetic interventions for environmental issues such as species protection and ecosystem restoration, as well as governance of gene drive systems and other genetic tools for both agricultural and public health applications.

GES Colloquium is jointly taught by Drs. Jen Baltzegar and Dawn Rodriguez-Ward, who you may contact with any class-specific questions. Colloquium will be held in-person in Poe 202, as well as live-streamed via Zoom. Please subscribe to the GES newsletter and Twitter for updates .


October 4, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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