About the station

"The modern technologies in medicinal and agricultural biotechnology are powerful tools that can address a wide range of problems. From improved plants, animals and microbes, the technologies known as genetic engineering (familiarly ""GMOs"") are mostly misunderstood and oftentimes maligned. These technologies are well regarded by scientists, yet approached skeptically by a concerned public. The disparity has been conjured by prevalent misinformation on the internet and in activist literature and documentaries. At the same time farmers and scientists have not been good communicators about what the technology is, and isn't. The Talking Biotech Podcast is a weekly podcast that provides science-based discussion on current topics. The discussion is led by Dr. Kevin Folta, a professor with training in these areas and familiarity with the scholarly literature. Guest will describe current issues in biotechnology, twitter-based questions are answered, and there is a segment dedicated to plant genetic improvement from domestication through today's breeding efforts. The podcast is geared to anyone wishing to know more about biotechnology, its risks and benefits, and how it can be used to help farmers, the needy, consumers and the environment."

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http://www.talkingbiotechpodcast.com/

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282  An App to Identify On-Target Gene Editing Variation

282 An App to Identify On-Target Gene Editing Variation

282 An App to Identify On-Target Gene Editing Variation

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279  New Technology to Save Bananas

279 New Technology to Save Bananas

279 New Technology to Save Bananas

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278  Gene Editing and Recovery from Radiation

278 Gene Editing and Recovery from Radiation

278 Gene Editing and Recovery from Radiation

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277  SARS-CoV2: Immune Response and RNA Vaccines

277 SARS-CoV2: Immune Response and RNA Vaccines

277 SARS-CoV2: Immune Response and RNA Vaccines

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276  Amazing Products from Algae

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276 Amazing Products from Algae

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275  Targeting Cancers with Gene Editing

275 Targeting Cancers with Gene Editing

275 Targeting Cancers with Gene Editing

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274  GE Crops: What do Consumers Really Think?

274 GE Crops: What do Consumers Really Think?

274 GE Crops: What do Consumers Really Think?

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273  2020 Science Stories

273 2020 Science Stories

273 2020 Science Stories

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272  Immune Response to COVID19 and its Vaccines

272 Immune Response to COVID19 and its Vaccines

272 Immune Response to COVID19 and its Vaccines

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271  mRNA Vaccine Mechanism, Safety, Communication

271 mRNA Vaccine Mechanism, Safety, Communication

271 mRNA Vaccine Mechanism, Safety, Communication

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A highlight from 269 The Ag Innovation Ecosystem

A highlight from 269 The Ag Innovation Ecosystem

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268  What is an mRNA Vaccine?

268 What is an mRNA Vaccine?

268 What is an mRNA Vaccine?

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267   Genetic Engineering in Animal Agriculture

267 Genetic Engineering in Animal Agriculture

267 Genetic Engineering in Animal Agriculture

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Genetic Engineering in Animal Agriculture

Genetic Engineering in Animal Agriculture

Genetic Engineering in Animal Agriculture

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Onion Domestication and Improvement

Onion Domestication and Improvement

Onion Domestication and Improvement

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246  What are Pumpkins?

246 What are Pumpkins?

246 What are Pumpkins?

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What are Pumpkins?

What are Pumpkins?

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263  The Ethics of Gene Editing

263 The Ethics of Gene Editing

263 The Ethics of Gene Editing

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263  The Ethics of Gene Editing

263 The Ethics of Gene Editing

263 The Ethics of Gene Editing

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263  The Ethics of Gene Editing

263 The Ethics of Gene Editing

263 The Ethics of Gene Editing

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262  New Technology Same GMOs : My Commentary

262 New Technology Same GMOs : My Commentary

262 New Technology Same GMOs : My Commentary

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262  New Technology Same GMOs : My Commentary

262 New Technology Same GMOs : My Commentary

262 New Technology Same GMOs : My Commentary

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