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"Mammals that glow fluorescent colors. A fearless mouse. A goat that spins spider silk. These animals do not exist naturally. But thanks to transgenesis, a process in which foreign genes are inserted into an animal's DNA, they are around today. Scientists create so-called transgenic animals to investigate disease treatments, produce natural material and expand scientific knowledge."
Amy Drew, The Discovery Channel, The Wide Angle: Top 10 Eccentri Transgenic Animals
Bioethics refers to the moral standards, questions, and regulations pertaining to the practice of medicine, the scientific and medical research of living beings, and the applications of such research. These applications include assisted reproduction, organ donation, animal experimentation, cloning, embryo research, and genetic engineering.
"Bioethics." Current Issues: Macmillian Social Science Library. Detroit: Gale, 2010. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 7 Sep. 2011.