The Danger of Gene Drives by Dr. Tyler Kokjohn
Genetically modified salmon has just been approved for human consumption by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (1). It is unclear whether AquAdvantage salmon will be accepted by consumers, but this consent suggests more genetically modified animals will appear in the marketplace. However, gene manipulation technologies have advanced enormously in scope, precision and power in the years since faster-growing salmon were engineered. Both regulators and the public will struggle to keep pace.