transgenic animals Essay
Much speculation exists regarding the ever-broadening technology of creating Transgenic Animals and their theorised suffering sparking a social, ethical and economic debate over cost factors of the research and development versus ultimate benefit to science aiding the benefit of our Society. Though one could persuasively argue for the benefits or risks of this process, this essay will demonstrate the future and present benefits and risks (ethical, social and economic) of this gene technology and evaluate how these advantages and disadvantages take part in human everyday life.
Clinton and Richmond’s (2009) publication defines Transgenic Animals as those animals that have had their genome altered deliberately to help …show more content…
Due to complexities of intended use some experiments fall into ethically gray area in the writer’s opinion. For example, the Xenotransplanter pig. This animal has been reportedly genetically altered to not express specific genetic expressions that are viewed as foreign by the human immune system. The sector refers to this type of animal as a ‘knockout transgenic’ (Clinton, 2009) because the genetic alteration deletes the expression of the animal’s own gene instead of expressing a foreign human gene. Pig physiology has an enormous potential for