Re: NANFA-- Genetically engineered fish in MA? (panagisk at
Sat, 18 May 2002 01:39:23 -0400 (EDT)

If i remember correctly, they (the lab) added luciferase (much like plant scientists do/ have done with tobacco plants) to the zebra fish's genome. The luciferase is used as a marker: if the gene they hope to insert has been inserted then the luciferase (being attached to the gene of interest) would cause the cells (in this case the fish) to glow... If the fish doesn't glow, then they know that their gene has NOT been successfully introduced.
Genetic engineering is a loaded term... It's more like genetic manipulation.
-Peter Kakouris
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