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The benefits of transgenic animals are:

  1. Improved genetic characteristics
  2. They serve as a model for understanding human diseases. The animals are genetically manipulated to exhibit the disease symptoms so that the effective treatment can be studied. Example: Cancer treatments, Alzheimer's disease
  3. Proteins produced by transgenic animals are important for pharmaceutical and medical applications
  4. Improved quality and quantity of milk, eggs and wool productions
  5. Drug resistance
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