• Adding an alligator gene to reduce infections in farmed catfish

    1 month ago - By Phys

    A team of aquaculture and aquatic scientists at Auburn University has found a way to reduce infection rates in catfish raised on fish farms by giving them an alligator gene. The group used the CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing system to add a special gene to the catfish genome that helps alligators ward off infections. They have presented their results in a paper uploaded to the bioRxiv preprint sever.
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