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Humans have been eating seafood for thousands of years, but some animals don’t grow very fast, and others taste pretty gross for at least part of the year. To solve these problems, scientists sometimes turn to genetics. If you eat seafood, odds are good that you’ve encountered at least one of these experiments on your plate!

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The Hybrid Catfish Initiative


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Producing Triploid Oysters


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Comments (38)

  1. This will probably be the most guy-ish comment I'll make.. emh

    The video is the best because it contians a woman, meat, and science
    it made my day laughing at this thought

  2. I am surprised dried squid hasn't taken off in this country it is a bit cheaper then beef jerky and tastes like chicken if you were to jerk that

  3. I wondered what if there is a chance that the GMO salmons have some triploid specimens that somehow managed to be still fertile notwithstanding the fact that they triploid much like the oyster example from before

  4. Quick! China, if you're listening … make up a batch of tetraploid and triploid humans … we need super heroes!

  5. Responsible and genetically modified fish that will leak into the eco system with unforseen consequences does not sound particularly compatible.

  6. I thought the catfish we eat was mostly freshwater fish, does that still constitute as "sea" food? Either way catfish is gross if it's not fried, so I'm not a huge fan.

  7. I rather enjoy all these dirty food unknowingly and die happily rather subscribe to that channel and die worrying..

  8. There is no shortage of food, too many fat stupid greedy people as it is. So this is all about money making.

  9. "can't reproduce in the wild…" Yeah. That's what they said about the genetically modified mosquitoes in Brazil too.

  10. Okay you can Stir It Up listen to me on this one cuz I have bread multiple species of fish to get the desired results and all it takes is your pH balance don't get too complicated on this subject you're going way too deep just increase your pH and they'll start gestating and breeding the females and the males will interact because they want to reproduce surprisingly men want to bang it's a hard thing to figure out not really I hate hearing this kind of stuff from people that don't actually work with the animals! When you can actually do it in real life I can recreate it at any point in time test me and then pay me millions of dollars

  11. Sterile? I don't believe it, there was a case just in the past month or 2 were supposed sterile mosquitoes that were genetically programmed to mate with disease barring mosquitoes and then cause them to die. Seem like they are now finding those genes in the offspring, that never should have been born. They speculate that now future mosquitoes will be harder to kill, I believe the article was in Nature Scientific Reports, the study was carried out in Brazil.

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