In the Press: Gene editing to improve aquaculture

Dr Nick Robinson’s work using CRISP-R ‘gene editing’ (which won its inventors Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2020) and the more traditional selective breeding have been getting some press lately! Nick is solving some of the most difficult disease problems in marine aquaculture through genetics and genomics research.

A recent Pursuit article, as well as articles in Fish Farming Expert, The Fish Site, and all discuss how he has recently teamed up with researchers and institutions from all over the world to investigate if we can use “genetic scissors” to make changes to Atlantic salmon’s genetic code as a way of increasing their resistance towards sea lice infestations.