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Scientists Are Injecting Alligator Genes Into Catfish

• arclein

Baofeng Su, a fish genetics researcher at Auburn University, is part of a team of scientists studying the effectiveness of injecting alligator genes into farm-raised catfish. Auburn University Americans have a big appetite for catfish: In 2021, fish farms in the United States produced an estimated 307 million pounds of the creatures for human consumption. But aquaculture is complicated by infections and diseases, which kill millions of farmed fish year after year.