Alliance for Science Receives Grant for Gene Editing Communications

by | Sep 10, 2021

A medium close-up picture of Sarah Evanega wearing a light brown suit jacket,speaking into a microphone.

BTI faculty member Sarah Evanega speaks at a communications training in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Image credit: Farming Future Bangladesh.

The Alliance for Science, a global communications initiative led by BTI Professor Sarah Evanega, received a $189,794 grant from the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) to better inform the public about how research using gene editing tools can benefit sustainable agriculture. The Alliance provided matching funds for a total $760,271 investment.

“Much of our communications and outreach work has focused on South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa,” Evanega said in a FFAR press release. “We’re excited to turn our attention to our own backyard, helping Americans understand the pivotal role that biotechnology can play in addressing key challenges of our time.”

Read more in the FFAR press release here.

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