Magnus, P.K. and Lali, F.A. (2008) Transgenic milk. Veterinary World, 1 (10). pp. 319-320. ISSN 0972-8988
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Over centuries animal breeding practices were performed to improve the genetic potential of animals and to introduce new traits, through genetic selection. But the number of gene combinations achieved through this process has limitations, since breeding is only possible between animals of same or closely related species. Transgenesis is a revolutionary technology which introduces new genes to a species, which belong to an entirely different species. The chemical combination of DNA is same in all eukaryotic species. Theoretically genes can be transferred between any species. So the resulting species will be having the desired characteristics of another species. Result of human genome project and other similar projects to reveal the genetic code has opened new arenas in medical research in combination with transgenics.
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