Faculty Advisor

Adams, David S.


The goal of this project was to research the controversial topic of transgenic animals, and to look at both pros and cons of this ever-broadening technology. The goal was accomplished by describing the process by which these animals are created, the ways in which they have been used, and the ways in which they can be beneficial to the society. The ethical and moral implications of existing transgenic technologies, as well as the legal issues of patenting and owning life and genomes are discussed, presenting both sides of the arguments. Transgenic technology has a massive potential to benefit society, so long as the effect on the animals is minimal.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

August 2009

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology