Tag Archives: genetics

Transgenics in the news: salmon and pigs

23 Aug

This conversation on PRI’s On Point discusses many issues surrounding transgenic salmon, including biological, conservation, and ethical ones. It presents two good case studies for transgenics.

Biochemistry of digesting transgenes & transgene products

Gene flow, fitness effects of transgene on wild populations

Gene flow, conservation issues and suggested solutions

Transgenics: AquaBounty Salmon and the Enviropig


Case studies from plant breeding?

26 Jul

Hybrid The History and Science of Plant Breeding by Noel Kingsbury University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2009.

Reviewed in Science: http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1192333

Recent understandings into the genetic basis of obesity

26 Jul


“Filtering Wildlife”

26 Jul

Science 23 July 2010:
Vol. 329. no. 5990, pp. 402 – 403
DOI: 10.1126/science.1190095