Plants were being cross- bred as early as when Gregor Mendel, an Austrian monk, discovered genetics and started performing experiments on them and we started mutating them as early as the 1960’s. They did not make a whole lot of progress, but modern-day scientists have discovered a whole range of benefits that come from metamorphosing plants. For instance, we have been mutating plants in order introduce a new trait to the plant which makes the plant immune to certain pests, pesticides, harsh weather, and diseases; this ensures the prolonged life of the plant. This can be used to save many endangered plant species, and can serve to bring plants back from the brink of extinction. To exemplify this point further, we have been modifying plants so they can produce a lot more food, which benefits mankind greatly in famines and times of crisis. Even though badgering Mother Nature is a very risky and dangerous thing to do, these experiments and mutations will serve us humans greatly in terms of medicine and sustenance. Then, it wasn’t long before scientists got curious and started experimenting on creatures and beasts that live and breathe among us.
Before long, we discovered transgenic animals, animals that carry a foreign gene that has been deliberately inserted into their genome using recombinant DNA methodology. Transgenic animals are produced and used for a whole slew of reasons ranging from treating human