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

 

 

Outbreak
Outbreak Daily Digest
Biotech Facts & Fallacies
Talking Biotech
Genetics Unzipped
Infographic: What are mRNA COVID-19 vaccines and how do they work?

Infographic: What are mRNA COVID-19 vaccines and how do they work?

As of 1 December 2020, thirteen vaccines have reached the final stage of testing: where they are being given to ...
favicon

Environmental Working Group: EWG challenges safety of GMOs, food pesticide residues

Known by some as the "Environmental Worrying Group," EWG lobbies ...
m hansen

Michael Hansen: Architect of Consumers Union ongoing anti-GMO campaign

Michael K. Hansen (born 1956) is thought by critics to be ...
News on human & agricultural genetics and biotechnology delivered to your inbox.
glp menu logo outlined

Newsletter Subscription

Optional. Mail on special occasions.
Send this to a friend