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Emily Lin 2/4/11 Case Study #2: New mice, Big fish, Clean Pigs 1. ) Diagram b) If the BigSal Growth Hormone was engineered into the “FarmFish” but wasn’t expressed, it can be imagined that maybe the promoter sequences in the two fish are fish specific, and though similar are still different and therefore cannot prompt the gene to be expressed, even if the DNA Polymerase sequence was the same in both types of salmon. A way to fix this problem is to change the sequence by splicing, and putting a FarmFish promoter in so that it is recognized, but with the BigSal Growth Hormone engineered into it so that this gene will be expressed. c) I would take precautions while eating the AquAdvantage Fish, since its genetic engineering involving growth hormones may affect how we digest and intake the nutrients in the food. Like studies have shown with chickens that are genetically altered to grow faster and plumper, when these chickens are eaten by humans, it has shown elevated levels of this growth hormone in humans. This caused precocious puberty in
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This note was uploaded on 03/04/2012 for the course BIO 142 taught by Professor Escabar during the Spring '08 term at Emory.

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