UK senior scientists support animal genetic modification

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 09 June 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1382
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. London

    The Royal Society, one of the United Kingdom's leading science bodies, has come down firmly in favour of genetic modification of animals—provided that researchers minimise the suffering to animals involved in the experiments and adopt safeguards to prevent animals escaping into the wild.

    In a new report the society acknowledges the part that such animals can play in our understanding of human disease and in developing new treatments. It presents evidence that …

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