Genetic Science - Extended Interviews

No sector of the economy has benefited more from the genetic revolution, while at the same time, becoming highly controversial, than agriculture. Four pioneers in their field from Purdue University, University of California Davis, and the University of Florida described the genetic breakthroughs revolutionizing food production.
Kevin Folta, Ph.DRunning Time: 0:31:00

Dr. Folta provides a primer on genetic engineering particularly with regard to genetically modified agricultural crops and the controversy surrounding them. He makes a strong case for needed attitudinal changes towards the safety and benefits of genetic engineering and gene editing.

Alison van Eenennaam, Ph.DRunning Time: 0:28:00

Dr. van Eenennaam lays out the differences between genomics, gene engineering and gene editing. Her focus is on animal genetics and its life-saving possibility for Third World Countries.

William Muir, Ph.DRunning Time: 0:44:00

Dr. Muir focus is on the role genetic manipulation is going to play in agricultural sustainability. He then deals with how to move genetic research breakthroughs in the lab to ranchers and farmers.

Torbert Rocheford, Ph.DRunning Time: 0:12:00

Dr. Rocheford tells us the remarkable story of his invention of nutritionally advantaged orange corn using standardized hybridization techniques.

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SubjectsScience, Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, Economics
Supplemental Files1
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Grade Levels10th Grade through Post Secondary
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