Faculty Advisor

Adams, David S.


This project examines transgenic animals in society today. The project details the methods of creating transgenic animals, explores the purpose and reasons they are created, and investigates the legal and ethical dilemmas that stem from this controversial practice. The particular use of each transgenic animal in science served as a prelude to a discussion of ethics. It is clear that the creation and use of transgenic animals, and the accompanying moral and legal debates, show the effect of technology on society. We believe that although animals are jeopardized for human benefit, these benefits are just to great to be ignored and transgenic technology should be allowed to continue.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

August 2008

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology