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history of genetic modified salmon

Submitted by: huiyi


Expert response from Dave Conley

Director, Corporate Communications, AquaBounty Technologies, Inc.

Friday, 21/08/2015 13:55

Information about the development of the AquAdvantage® Salmon (AAS) from AquaBounty Technologies is available on our website. Initial research and development with transgenic salmon began in 1989, and you can read a full chronology of the AAS and AquaBounty Technologies here.


Dr. Anastasia Bodnar, co-executive director for the Biofortified Blog, wrote about the “science behind the salmon” and the steps taken to develop the AAS on the Biofortified website in 2010.


Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam and Dr. William Muir published a commentary in Nature Biotechnology that discusses concerns raised about AquAdvantage Salmon and whether they are scientifically justified, see Transgenic salmon: a final leap to the grocery shelf?


You might also be interested in these three videos about the production of the AAS and its eggs.