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Study: Genetic pollution harms organisms through 14 generations of offspring

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A new study has alluded to several shocking revelations about genetic engineering and raises many questions about the magnitude of harm that can be perpetrated by both genetic modification and changes to environment.

In the study, the researchers utilized genetically modified nematodes to analyze the effects of environmental change — but their study also revealed something more sinister: The impact of genetic modification. This recent research has shown that genetic modifications can persist and remain active throughout many generations. The transgenic nematodes were altered to contain a fluorescent protein. The team found that the protein became more active in a warmer environment, and that the more active state of the protein was passed on through multiple generations of nematode worms.

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