Faculty Advisor

Adams, David S.


This project examines the controversial topic of transgenic animals, and weighs its effects on society from both ethical and legal standpoints. It first focuses on the technology itself by describing how transgenic animals are developed, screened, and categorized in chapters-1 and 2. Then the transgenic controversy is discussed in Chapters-3 and 4 with ethics and legalities. From education, to medicine and industry, transgenic animal research has had an enormous impact on society. Based on the research performed for the project, the authors provide their own conclusions about this fascinating technology and whether it should continue.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

August 2011

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology