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Are Genetically Modified Salmon Headed to the Supermarket?

Mon, 09/06/2010 - 8:32pm
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

A genetically engineered strain of Atlantic salmon that's designed to grow twice as fast as its unaltered cousins may soon be eligible for dinner. After a decade of debate, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration this month will review an application to market fish created by AquaBounty Technologies, a company headquartered in Waltham, MA. If approved, the salmon would become the first "transgenic" animal--one that has DNA from another animal--in the world to be sold for human consumption.

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