GloFish

Rolf Coppens
March 23rd 2006

 

A tropical fish that fluoresces bright red is set to become the first genetically modified pet to go on sale in the US. Alan Blake and colleagues at Yorktown Technologies LP say the GloFish will be available from January 2004.

The little zebra fish were originally developed by researchers in Singapore to signal the presence of water pollutants by changing colour. "These fish were bred to help fight environmental pollution," Blake said. "They were bred to fluoresce in the presence of toxins."

Blake and the scientists who developed the GM fish, which especially glows under ultraviolet light, say they pose no threat to the environment as they cannot survive in non-tropical waters. However, the news of the GM aquarium pet has sparked concern among conservationists.

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ushan
Posted 24/01/2012 – 21:19

how to culture white worms?????

Rolf
Posted 24/03/2006 – 03:05

We should sell these at the Powershows!

Should men be able to give birth to children?


Koert van Mensvoort: Is the artificial womb frankenstein-like symbol of (male) engineers trying to steal the magical womb from women? Or… is it a feminist project and needed to reach through equality between the sexes? I personally lean towards the latter. To me it feels like progress if a girl can tell a guy to carry the womb for a change.

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