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Transgenic Animals

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jamiee O'Conner

on 18 January 2013

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Jamiee O'Conner
January 16, 2013 Transgenic Animals What is it? How does it effect human life? Is it dangerous? Top 10 Transgenic Animals Interesting Facts The animals themselves aren't dangerous, but the science of making them can be. - 1. Rainbow Mouse
2. Spider Goat
3. Cancer-Resistant Mouse
4. Emerald Sea Slug
5. GloFish
6. Aedes Mosquitoes
7. Mighty Mice
8. Drug-Producing Chicken
9. Fearless Mouse
10. Enviropig
Transgenic animals are often used to make improvements in the medical field. Scientist place new genes in the animals and try to find a cure for certain diseases. not only do transgenic animals effect medicine but agriculture and industry too. Transgenic animals are animals that have been genetically altered so that it will produce a specific protein. New DNA is inserted into the animal’s DNA so it can produce a protein it normally does not have. DNA can be inserted in many different ways. Adding and deleting genes in animals provide them with new properties that make them useful for better understanding disease or manufacturing a cure. Transgenic animals are being used to find cures for diseases and cancers.
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