[Marxism] BAD NEWS: GM salmon can breed with wild fish and pass on genes

DW dwaltersmia at gmail.com
Wed May 29 13:15:01 MDT 2013


GM salmon can breed with wild fish and pass on genes

The potential risks of genetically modified fish escaping into the wild
have been highlighted in a new study.

Scientists from Canada have found that transgenic Atlantic salmon can
cross-breed with a closely related species - the brown trout.

The fish, which have been engineered with extra genes to make them grow
more quickly, pass on this trait to the hybrid offspring.

The research is published the Proceedings of the Royal Society
B.<http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/lookup/doi/10.1098/rspb.2013.1047>
.

However, the biotech company AquaBounty, which created the salmon, said any
risks were negligible as the fish they were producing were all female,
sterile and would be kept in tanks on land.


Full:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22694239



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