Transforming animal species: The case of 'oncomouse'

Science and Engineering Ethics 7 (1):15-28 (2001)
Abstract
In this paper I deal with ethical implications arising from animal biotechnology. I analyse some general questions surrounding the production of transgenic animals through a specific case study: the oncomouse. In particular, I explore ethical factors involved in the production of oncomice. This is because biologists genetically modify animals’ germ cells and refuse to modify human germ cells. I will underline how the international community has thus far justified this ‘ethical difference’.
Keywords Transgenic animals  animal welfare  animal rights  ethics  biotechnology
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