Fluorescent Transgenic Fish Escape Captivity Into Atlantic Forest Creeks Of Brazil

Like something out of a science fiction novel, a common ornamental fish from Asia that scientists bioengineered to glow in the dark has escaped captivity and now swims freely in southeastern Brazilโ€™s Atlantic forest creeks where it may threaten local biodiversity

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Transgenic zebrafish, or zebra danio (Danio rerio), have been bioengineered into a patented and trademarked brand of genetically modified (GM) fluorescent fish and marketed as โ€œGloFishโ€. (Credit: Paulo de Oliveira / Biosphoto / via Andrรฉ Magalhรฃes)

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