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Genetic mechanism found for fish adaptations to pollution
February 9, 2016

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Kelley-J-2013-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University biologist has found the genetic mechanism that lets a fish live in toxic, acidic water. The discovery opens new insights into the functioning of other “extremophiles” and how they adapt to their challenging environments.

Genetic modification pervasive, problematic
February 9, 2004

Whether they realize it or not, consumers all over America are buying supermarket chickens fed with genetically modified (GM) grains. “Over 70% of US corn and 80% of soybeans, as well as much of the canola, are GM,” said professor Diter VonWettstein, WSU Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, School of Molecular Biology. “Most American processed foods contain GM products, unless labeled otherwise,” agreed professor Paul Lurquin, School of Molecular Biosciences. “There is no law in the U.S. that forces anyone to label GM foods, unlike in Europe,” he added. Lurquin, whose research in plant biotechnology helped establish early techniques for transgenesis, feels that U.S. … » More …