NCSU’s Dr. Jason Delborne – Can Genetic Engineering Save Disappearing Forests?

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Many people are aware of the use in biotechnology in agriculture or perhaps the medical or pharmacy industry. The public is probably less aware of the possibilities to use biotechnology to save trees in the landscape. Several species of trees are under threat from native or introduced insects or diseases. Dr. Delborne, Associate Professor of Science, Policy, and Society in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at North Carolina State University, discusses some of the opportunities and concerns with using biotechnology in nature in a recent article in The Conversation.