Adulteration: DNA project reveals fishy nature of fish labeling

In a restaurant, it’s usually obvious when the server brings out the wrong order. Sometimes, however, it may require advanced DNA testing to even realize the order isn’t what you expected.

Dr. Jennifer McDonald, a biology professor at Fanshaw College in Ontario, Canada, directed her molecular biology students on a homework assignment that would […]

Scientists net virus behind massive tilapia die-offs

An international team of researchers has identified a new virus that attacks wild and farmed tilapia, an important source of inexpensive protein for the world’s food supply.

In work published recently in mBio, the team showed that the Tilapia Lake Virus (TiLV) was the culprit behind mass tilapia die-offs that occurred in Ecuador and Israel […]