TRANSGENIC PETTING ZOO

What if the lives that save us could be saved as well?
How can we enrich the lives of both humans with lived experience of disease and animal disease models?

What might a transgenic petting zoo tell us about our relationships with animals through biomedical research?

What happens to OncoMouse® [1] when the research is over?

I want OncoMouse® to be my friend.

This is the vision of the Transgenic Petting Zoo - bringing laboratory only species out of the lab and into the human/animal care environment. Visit and help to care for your very own transgenic pet, it might change both your lives.

[1] OncoMouse® was originally patented by Dupont but is now a freely traded commercial product. It is a disease model mouse, bred to carry the v-Ha-ras gene which increases the mouse's propensity to develop cancer.

Transgenic Animals

Relationships of care in and beyond the laboratory