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Jun 25, 2010

India's CCMB Works on Design for GM Fish

Indian scientists at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) in Hydrabad are working on a gene-modified fish that increases yield and quantity.  Research involves designing a bio-safety test to assist with regulatory approval.

The CCMB GM fish is auto-transgenic - genes from the fish's own genome are inserted in a new order to stimulate a greater production of a growth hormone, making the fish grow bigger and faster.

"The modified gene is a natural product, it has nevertheless been artificially altered outside the fish’s body and re-inserted back into the organism."

For more see: Koshy, Jacob. "Indian scientists dish up GM fish," Checkbiotech, 25 June 2009.

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