Transgenic techniques

Transgenic cloned pigs (Figure)

The figure shows genetically modified cloned pig expressing green fluorescence by adding fluorescent gene (GFP) into pig DNA. Genetic modification of animals by adding genes to produce bioreactors instead of GFP will contribute to reduce the production cost of pharmaceutical reagents

Overview

Transgenic technology is the technique to introduce foreign gene(s) into host organism’s genome or delete a part(s) of the original genome to modify.

Application areas

To increase the productivity of livestock like the feed efficiency
To produce pharmaceutical materials in massive amounts
To reduce the pharmaceutical production cost