Faculty Advisor

Adams, David S.

Abstract

This project examined the methods of creating transgenic animals, the reasons for doing so, and the effect of this controversial new technology on society via ethical and legal issues. A detailed description of what a transgenic animal is, how they are created, and their use in society today and in the future was followed by how transgenic animals have already provided much societal benefit, including information on human diseases, drugs to save human lives, and knowledge of the biological function of newly discovered proteins. Transgenic technology should have a positive impact on society as long as animal suffering is kept at a minimum and used solely for the purpose of helping humans.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

August 2008

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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