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How genetic engineering of seeds can solve world hunger, fuel problems 

UCLA's Robert Goldberg delivers lecture on plant biology and genetics

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WATCH THE VIDEO:   Part 1  |  Part 2  |  Goldberg on world hunger
 
Robert B. Goldberg, distinguished professor of molecular, cell and developmental biology at UCLA and a member of the National Academy of Sciences, has won numerous awards for his pioneering research, which employs genetic and molecular approaches to study gene expression during plant development and differentiation.
 
Watch his dynamic lecture on genes, seeds and crops, "What Are the Genes Required to Make a Seed? Importance for Food, Fuel and Engineering New Crops," in which he addresses what can be done about the 40,000 people who die each day of hunger.
 
The lecture is part of the UCLA Science Faculty Research Colloquium Series and is designed to be of interest to a general audience.
 
Goldberg, the recipient of a UCLA Luckman Distinguished Teaching Award, has been awarded a major grant by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to creatively improve undergraduate science teaching. He has created a novel program to teach undergraduates about the excitement of discovery and how advances in biology are rapidly transforming our lives.
 
 
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