Is CRISPR the solution to controlling the pest plaguing California’s wine industry? In this episode of A CRISPR Bite, we take you to a lab where researchers are using CRISPR technology to genetically modify a frightening insect called the Glassy-winged sharpshooter responsible for spreading a bacteria and killing vines.
CRISPR bites is five-part podcast series hosted by food anthropologist Dr Lauren Crossland-Marr. We're excited to share one episode from the series with you today.
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About Lauren Crossland-Marr
Lauren Crossland-Marr is a cultural anthropologist, who currently teaches at the University of Delaware. Her research centers on foodways, agriculture, and technology. She was previously a Postdoctoral Researcher with GEAP-3, a network of social scientists exploring the application of CRISPR technology to agriculture and foodways. As part of the project, she wrote, hosted, and produced a podcast called A CRISPR Bite alongside podcast executive producer Corinne Ruff. She currently lives in California with her husband, daughter, and Great Pyrenees, Kiss Kiss. When she is not researching, writing, and teaching, she spends her time quilting.
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