Animal Biotechnology in Human Health

  • Birbal SinghEmail author
  • Gorakh Mal
  • Sanjeev K. Gautam
  • Manishi Mukesh


The eventual purpose of animal biotechnology is using the animals and animal cells to improve human health through nutrition, novel recombinant therapeutics and producing organs for transplantation. Utilizing the curative potential of microbiota is another motive of the pursuit of biotechnology into animal gut ecosystem.

  • Human–animal interaction is associated with health and well-being

  • Various livestock species are important agriculturally and relevant as model organisms

  • Transgenic animals produce recombinant drugs, vaccines, and monoclonal antibodies.


Animal biotechnology Recombinant therapeutics Nutraceuticals Nutritional supplements Health security Model organisms Animal health 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Birbal Singh
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gorakh Mal
    • 1
  • Sanjeev K. Gautam
    • 2
  • Manishi Mukesh
    • 3
  1. 1.ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Regional StationPalampurIndia
  2. 2.Department of BiotechnologyKurukshetra UniversityKurukshetraIndia
  3. 3.Department of Animal BiotechnologyICAR-National Bureau of Animal Genetic ResourcesKarnalIndia

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