Genetically Modified Fish a Hazard to Ecosystems

David PesciSeptember 6, 20121min
Prof. Chernoff says the popular engineered "GloFish" could mix with natural stocks, threatening ecosystems

Commenting in a piece in The Washington Post, Barry Chernoff, chair, College of the Environment, professor of biology, professor of earth and environmental sciences, says the genetically-modified “GloFish” are being released into the wild and can damage natural stocks and threaten ecosystems. The fish have been genetically manipulated, implanting color genes from coral to create unnatural fluorescent exterior colors.