Faculty Advisor

Adams, David S.


Transgenic animals have foreign DNA incorporated into their genome so that all of their cells have been genetically altered. Such animals have been used successfully for various important functions such as disease models, transpharmers, xenotransplanters, enhancement engineering and in basic biological investigations. In the project, the legal and ethical issues surrounding these animals were reviewed which brought us to the conclusion that if created and utilized in a controlled manner, transgenic animals could bring advantages to society.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2000

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology