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Beekeeper Ross Conrad weighs in on CRISPR

Posted on June 13, 2019 |
By Students in Chem 0322 at Middlebury College



Ross Conrad of Dancing Bee Gardens spoke with passion to Middlebury College students about the gene editing and CRISPR. Unfortunately, the audio was not usable, but here are written notes on the conversation.

Have you ever heard of gene editing?

Yes

What are your initial reactions to GMOs?

I was cautious optimism until I learned more about them.

Do you think some GMOs are more widely accepted among farmers than others? Which ones?

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College property considered for 5-MW solar farm

Posted on June 13, 2019 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College is working on a land lease agreement with a Burlington company to install a 5-megawatt solar farm on a site off South Street Extension in Middlebury.

The college would purchase electricity generated by the facility to help meet its goal of transitioning to 100-percent renewable energy sources (not derived from fossil fuels) to power and heat the institution’s main campus by 2028.

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Motivational speaker to talk at Town Hall Theater

Posted on June 13, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Rotary will host Chris Waddell in a free motivational speaking event open to the public at the Town Hall Theater on Friday, June 14, at 3:30 p.m.

Waddell was the first “nearly unassisted” paraplegic to summit Africa’s tallest mountain, the 19,340-foot Mount Kilimanjaro, in a handcycle. A 13-time Paralympic medalist, he is also a Hall of Famer for U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association and the Paralympics.

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MUHS class of 2019 is reminded of 'impermenance'

Posted on June 13, 2019 |
By Christopher Ross



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MIDDLEBURY — In a breezy commencement ceremony at Memorial Sports Center this past Saturday morning, the Addison Central School District put its stamp of approval on 113 members of the Middlebury Union High School Class of 2019.

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Theater review: Cendrillon

Posted on June 13, 2019 |
By Jorge Martín



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CENDRILLON (JULES MASSENET) – OPERA COMPANY OF MIDDLEBURY

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Main Street Alliance names Scheu Legislator of the Year

Posted on June 13, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Main Street Alliance of Vermont held its fifth anniversary celebration at the Alchemist Brewery in Stowe on Sunday night where they presented Rep. Robin Scheu, D-Middlebury, the 2019 Legislator of the Year Award.

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Middlebury College student wins journalism scholarship

Posted on June 13, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



WOBURN, Mass. — A Middlebury College senior and former Addison Independent intern has won a prestigious scholarship from a regional news organization.

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CRISPR: The workings of CRISPR

Posted on June 13, 2019 |
By Students in Chem 0322 at Middlebury College



At first glance, CRISPR may seem like a groundbreaking, never-before-seen technology, and in some ways it is. However, the basic principles behind CRISPR and other gene editing technologies date back thousands of years. When farmers first began selectively breeding the best plants and animals to achieve the most desirable traits in their offspring, they unknowingly took the first steps on the path to gene editing.

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CRISPR: Why you should care about gene editing

Posted on June 13, 2019 |
By Students in Chem 0322 at Middlebury College



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With the expansive genome sequencing of humans, animals and plants, researchers now have access to information that would allow specific manipulation of gene sequences. Using CRISPR technology, selected genes can be altered. This has incredible implications for the future of humanity as well as our ecosystems and earth as we know it.

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