Jurassic Carp

Jurassic Carp

Australians Plan Genetically Modified Warfare Against Invading Carp

Science is fun. Here’s Australia, worried about invading European carp, and they plan to fight it by releasing more carp, this time with a gene that will ensure only males are born from them. I’m sure nothing could possibly go wrong here.

“If you turn everything into a male, sooner or later the population collapses,” said Ron Thresher of the CSIRO, Australia’s national research organization.

I am not going to touch that statement with a ten-foot pole.


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