Pamela Ronald studies the genes that make plants more resistant to disease and stress. In an eye-opening talk, she describes her decade-long quest to isolate a gene that allows rice to survive prolonged flooding.
The ongoing dialogue about how to establish if endocrine-disrupting chemicals may have an effect on human health and the environment is like much of the conversation we have about science in general today: hazard versus risk. Read moreRead More »
The Trump administration’s controversial plan that will require an almost 25 percent cut to the agency’s budget in fiscal year 2018 reportedly includes plans to slash state grants by 30 percent, scale back the agency’s workforce by 20 percent and “zero out” almost two dozen programs, including popular brownfields and[…]Read More »