A transgenic giant carp in a fish tank with gold fish and a common carp at a scientific conference in Beijing in November. Photo: Chinese Academy of Sciences

The giant transgenic Chinese carp that could leap from lab to dinner table

Species still confined to the laboratory and researchers will need years of data from large-scale experiments, scientist says

Topic |   China science

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A transgenic giant carp in a fish tank with gold fish and a common carp at a scientific conference in Beijing in November. Photo: Chinese Academy of Sciences
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Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen investigates major research projects in China, a new power house of scientific and technological innovation. He has worked for the Post since 2006. He is an alumnus of Shantou University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Semester at Sea programme which he attended with a full scholarship from the Seawise Foundation.