- GE salmon are created in a laboratory by combining genes from Pacific Chinook salmon and an eel-like Ocean Pout and inserting them into the genome of Atlantic salmon.
- The addition of anti-freeze DNA and growth hormones from these other
species allows GE Atlantic salmon to grow year round and nearly twice as fast, according to the developers.
- While not available yet, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration is recommending approval of AquaBounty’s GE salmon for sale in U.S. markets. At least 35 other species of GE fish are currently under development.
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