Genetics, Genomics, and You!
The Genetics and Genomics Academy promotes and supports collaborations across all research, training, and outreach activities at NC State University to forge a more interdisciplinary understanding of the genetic and genomic underpinnings of life on earth to sustain biodiversity and improve societal equity and wellbeing.
GGA Community in action
Genetically Modified Bacteria Break Down Plastics in Saltwater
The modified organism breaks down a plastic called PET, which is a significant contributor to microplastic pollution in oceans.
Nathan Crook receives NSF CAREER Award
Professor Nathan Crook has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award for his proposal, “Enhancing Probiotic Yeast Colonization for Stable in Situ Biomanufacturing.” The NSF describes CAREER awards as among its “… most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.”
In Mice, Mothers with Metabolic Syndrome Can ‘Turn On’ Offspring’s Liver Disease
An imprinted gene associated with development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is switched on in mice who nurse from mothers with metabolic syndrome, even when those mice are not biologically related.
Leafing Through History
An intercollege, interdisciplinary team of NC State researchers use modern scientific techniques to mine genetic clues from old manuscripts, unlocking traces of the past hidden in the books and shaping future scholarship.