AquAdvantage salmon: genetically altered

Biotech Battle: Are Genetically Engineered Fish Safe?
September 20, 2010

A battle is expected to be brewing in a hotel ballroom in suburban Washington, D.C., on Monday, over whether the Food and Drug Administration should approve the first genetically engineered animal for human consumption — a fast-growing Atlantic salmon.

The salmon is being developed by a small biotech company from Massachusetts, AquaBounty Technologies, and contains an extra growth gene that makes it grow twice as fast as conventional farm-raised salmon.

Chinook salmon growth hormone genes

Status (as of July 13, 2014): Still waiting FDA decision

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