Animals and modifications that have been genetically engineered


Gowtham Buck

Animals that have been genetically engineered for a variety of goals, such as manufacturing medications, boosting yields, or increasing disease resistance, are known as genetically modified animals. The great majority of genetically modified animals are still in the research stage, with only a tiny number nearing commercialization. The direct alteration of an organism's genes is known as genetic engineering. Traditional breeding, in which the genes of the organism are modified indirectly, is not genetic engineering. Scientists can precisely transfer beneficial genes from one animal species to another using this technology. Cattle, pigs, chickens, goats, sheep, dogs, cats, fish, rats, and mice have all been Genetically Altered (GE) safely in research investigations. More is known about genes and the qualities that they govern as scientists sequence the genomes of domestic animals. We can carefully transfer genes that govern favourable qualities into another animal's genome, resulting in the GE animal possessing that trait.

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