The first genetically engineered mammals were developed even before the first transgenic plants. In 1974, it was announced that the first genetically engineered mice had been created. In 1985, the first genetically engineered sheep and pigs were presented to the public. At present, transgenic fish are awaiting approval in the US, and in Europe we are looking at the possibly imminent release of transgenic flies into the environment.
Institute for Independent Impact Assessment of Biotechnology