Genetic modifications in Animals

FVE supports the use of modern genetic modification techniques (including recombinant DNA, gene deletions, gene re-assortments and gene therapy in their various forms) as they represent a valid extension of traditional methods of genetic manipulation of microorganisms, plants and animals (such as selection based on phenotypic traits, inbreeding, crossbreeding and various methods of mutagenesis and attenuation) but only where they used for the benefit of human and/or animal health and welfare; and following a careful consideration of the ethical, safety and scientific issues involved.