Animal Biotechnology

UC Davis - The University of California, Davis

Alison L Van Eenennaam

Ethics of Stem Cell Research

Embryonic stem cells are pluripotent cells that are able to grow into all of the many cell types that are found in adult organisms. These stem cells are isolated from embryos at the blastocyst stage. There is a great deal of social concern surrounding the use of human embryos for scientific research

Ethics - Animal Welfare

Ethical concerns arising from biotechnology and animals - Animal Welfare Program, UBC
Ethics, Morality and Animal Biotechnology - Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Environmental Concerns

"Genetically Modified Animals May Pose Environmental Risks"

National Academies of Science (USA) warning about the environmental threat from transgenic animals (2002).

Food Safety

Are the Milk, Meat, and Eggs of Livestock Fed Biotech Crops Safe to Eat ?

Feeding Transgenic Crops to Livestock (Federation of Animal Societies Web Site) 

The Performance of Poultry and Livestock Fed Biotech Crops Compared to Their Conventional Counterparts


Animal Biotechnology: Knowledge gap breeds distrust

Fish or Frankenfish? The FDA debates the issue

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