Grow your own fish oil

May 2005
New Scientist;5/14/2005, Vol. 186 Issue 2499, p18
This article presents information related to a plant that has been genetically engineered to make a "fishy" fatty acid. Long-chain omega-3 fatty acids reduce the risk of heart disease and arthritis and are essential for brain development. Fish are a great source, but few people eat enough. Now Allan Green of Australian research organization CSIRO in Canberra and his team have created thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana) that produces the long-chain omega-3 DHA. The team inserted genes for enzymes from marine algae.


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