Genetic modification is a powerful tool in biotechnology research and application. The ability to alter the genetic make-up of an organism can improve agricultural efficiency, increase response to environmental stressors and serve as a gateway to new biomedical discoveries. Genetic modification in animals has seen many exciting developments in recent years as technologies have become more efficient and cost effective and novel approaches emerged. Genetically Modified Animals brings together these advances and also looks forward to the future of animal biotechnology.
Genetically Modified Animals reviews the field of animal biotechnology opening with a introduction to the field and the state of research. Chapters then look at specific genetic approaches and methods and applications of biotechnology in key species including poultry, fish, and large animals. The final chapters look at the current state of regulation in the field and look to provide an understanding of the societal and ethical questions these advances meet.