Research on GE salmon and trout ignores that offspring are sterile

The following is an edited excerpt.

The authors used fertile AquAdvantage(R) Salmon and mated them with brown trout in the laboratory to produce hybrids.

The hybrids had characteristics expected of conventional inheritance from their parents. The authors point out such hybrids would be improbable in nature, but fail to mention such hybrids would also be unable to reproduce. Any interpretation of their data should also account for the all female triploid nature of AquAdvantage(R) Salmon. It should be emphasized that this is a hypothetical study due to the biological and physical containment within which AquAdvantage(R) Salmon will be raised.

Read the original article in its entirety here: AquaBounty Response to New Research by Memorial University

 

 

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