Faculty Advisor

Adams, David S.

Abstract

Transgenic animals are animals that have a new non-native sequence inserted in their DNA in order for the animal to mimic some human trait. Two main methods are used to create a transgenic animal, and because these methods have existed since 1980s, many animals on this planet have a transgenic twin. In this IQP are discussed the technologies for creating a transgenic animal, their various applications in medicine and industry, and their positive and negative impact on society, shown through their ethical and legal concerns.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

August 2006

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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