Genetic Technology in Animals: An Ethical Study

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science
© 2017 by SSRG - IJHSS Journal
Volume 4 Issue 6
Year of Publication : 2017
Authors : Dr. Ferosh M. Basheer
How to Cite?

Dr. Ferosh M. Basheer, "Genetic Technology in Animals: An Ethical Study," SSRG International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, vol. 4,  no. 6, pp. 34-37, 2017. Crossref,


 Genetic technology involves the alteration of the genetic constitution of cells or individuals by directed and selective modification, insertion or deletion of a gene or genes. The Genetic technology is materialized using the Recombinant DNA Technology. Recombinant DNA technology deals with the isolation of useful genes from a variety of sources and the formation of new combinations of DNA called recombinant DNA. The organism carrying foreign DNA is termed as transgenic or a genetically modified organism.i Thus genetic technology is defined as a technique for artificially and deliberately modified DNA to suit human needs. It is essentially a “cut, paste and copy” mechanism. The gene to be transferred is first cut out from the DNA of the donor organism. It is then pasted into an intermediary DNA molecule called a vector. The vector carries the gene into a host organism like a bacterium or yeast, where it is copied many times as the host organism replicates. Nowadays every technological development cultivate an over scientific temper without considering the importance of humanitarian values.



So this paper exposes the importance of ethics and values in genetic technology..


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[2] Arlene Judith Klotzko, A Clone of Your Own? : The Science and Ethics of Cloning (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004), p.121.
[3] Ruth Chadwick, ed., The Concise Encyclopedia of the Ethics of New Technologies (New York: Academic press, 2001), p.183.