Carson Waite and Caleb Lavergne
What is Animal Biotechnology?
Animal biotechnology was invented by Emil Christian Hansen in 1875. Animals are improving biotechnology, and biotechnology is improving animal health. Combining animals and biotechnology can help in four areas:
● Improved animal health and happiness.
● Improvements in animal products.
● Environmental and preserving advances.
● New discoveries in human health.
With access to the DNA of a species, it makes it possible to change genes, the genetic makeup of a living thing, that control many functions. Even little changes in the animal's genes can change it drastically. In the past, decisions regarding these things were made by human observation. But with this new way to change genes, people now have scientific efficiency, leading to better results.
Livestock cloning is the most recent way to use animal biotechnology. China is starting cloning soon to take a jump ahead of all other countries. Cloning does not change an animal’s genetic makeup, or genes. It simply creates another version of the same animal. Cloning allows livestock breeders to create an exact genetic copy of an existing animal, or an identical twin.