publication . Article . 2013

Transgenic animals and their application in medicine

Bagle TR, Kunkulol RR, Baig MS, More SY;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2013 Journal: International Journal of Medical Research and Health Sciences (issn: 2319-5886, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Sumathi Publications
Abstract
Transgenic animals are animals that are genetically altered to have traits that mimic symptoms of specific human pathologies. They provide genetic models of various human diseases which are important in understanding disease and developing new targets. In early 1980 Gordon and co-workers described the first gene addition experiment using the microinjection technology and since then the impact of transgenic technology on basic research has been significant. Within 20 years of its inception, ATryn the first drug approved by USFDA from transgenic animals was developed and it has opened door to drugs from transgenic animals. In addition, they are looked upon as pote...
Subjects
free text keywords: Transgenic animals, Xenotransplantation, Ethics, Patent., Medicine, R, Medicine (General), R5-920
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