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Animals and Animal Products Derived Through Modern Biotechnology

The term "animal biotechnology" is an extension of the definition of biotechnology. This term may include, but is not limited to, the following categories of animals:

  1. Genetically engineered or modified animals in which genetic material has been added, deleted, silenced or altered to influence expression of genes and traits.
  2. Clones of animals derived by nuclear transfer from embryonic and somatic cells.
  3. Chimeric animals that have received transplanted cells from another animal.
  4. Interspecies hybrids produced by any methods employing biotechnology.
  5. Animals derived by in vitro cultivation such as maturation or manipulation of embryos.

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