Tracking modified organisms

Arnie Phifer | Sept. 25, 2013 | Notre Dame Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics

Genetically Modified Salmon trackingGenetically-modified salmon (compared here with much smaller non-modified salmon) will be one of the first targets of the study.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a multidisciplinary team of University of Notre Dame researchers a grant of $500,000 to develop a new technology for tracking the movement of genetically-engineered (GE) organisms and their byproducts in the environment.

“Understanding and monitoring the dispersal of these organisms is a critical component of the safe and responsible use of transgenic technology,” says principal investigator Scott Egan, a Research Assistant Professor in Notre Dame’s Advanced Diagnostics & Therapeutics (AD&T) initiative and researcher in the university’s Environmental Change Initiative (ECI).

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