Campus News

Frankenfish fears

UGA’s Richard Winn was quoted in a Chicago Tribune story about the appearance of fluorescent fish-glowing because they have been genetically altered-on the pet store market. Ethics experts are concerned about the lack of regulation, and scientists like Winn who use the transgenic fish in their research are concerned about the implications. “There is the potential of the public not seeing the full application of genetic research,” Winn said. “If it seems trivial or unnecessary or a Frankenfish, it makes people turn off or be afraid of it.”