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Is cultured meat genetically modified?

Answer

Cultured meat will not necessarily be comprised of genetically modified cells. A cultured meat product could be comprised of the same unmodified cells as conventional meat: cells from muscle, fat, and connective tissue.

It is possible that genetic modification could assist in the advancement of cultured meat research and/or in the production of cultured meat. However, more research is required to determine in what ways genetic modification could be advantageous, and what the implications of these modifications might be.