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MS G8 - Artificial Selection: Sample Materials

Digital resources to help you with this project

Genetically Engineered Meat/Salmon

In 1989, Dr. Garth Fletcher and his research team at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada discovered that a novel application of molecular genetics could significantly increase the growth of Atlantic salmon. By integrating a Chinook growth hormone gene into the genome of an Atlantic salmon, they discovered that they could reduce the time to market from three years to 18 months.

 

Lab-grown meat, also known as clean meat, works by taking stem cells from an animal and placing them in a nutrient-rich environment to encourage them to grow.