Genetic Engineering of Animals

  • W. French Anderson
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series


Genetic engineering of animals is becoming a reality as the later chapters in this Volume will illustrate. Genetic engineering is the field of manipulating the DNA of a cell or of an animal in order to alter the genetic information contained within the organism’s genome. The standard techniques of recombinant DNA are used. A number of excellent textbooks are now available that explain in clear fashion how to work with DNA to clone genes, to alter known genes, and so on. One convenient aspect of DNA is that the same techniques can be used whether the source of material is from humans, bacteria, yeast, plants, cattle, or chickens. Essentially any DNA can be recombined with any other DNA.


Bone Marrow Cell Calcium Phosphate Long Terminal Repeat Moloney Murine Leukemia Virus Helper Virus 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. French Anderson
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  1. 1.Laboratory of Molecular HematologyNational Heart, Lung, and Blood InstituteBethesdaUSA

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