October 26, 2021

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Tank to Table: How Scientists Make Bigger, Tastier Seafood

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Tank to Table: How Scientists Make Bigger, Tastier Seafood

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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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Producing Triploid Oysters


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