Transgenics and Vertebrate Cloning as Tools for Species Conservation

  title={Transgenics and Vertebrate Cloning as Tools for Species Conservation},
  author={David W. Ehrenfeld},
  journal={Conservation Biology},
  • D. Ehrenfeld
  • Published 1 June 2006
  • Environmental Science
  • Conservation Biology
Abstract:  It has been suggested that transgenics and vertebrate cloning have a role to play in conservation. Now is the time to evaluate their risks and benefits, before these technologies are widely implemented in our field. Direct risks of transgenics include escape and introgression of transgenes into wild populations; weedy invasion by transgenic organisms; toxicity or pathogenicity of engineered organisms and their products; and human error in the field testing and tracking of transgenic… 

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