The use of genetically modified animals
"The Royal Society concludes that the development of GM animals has been hugely benificial in many areas, not least into research on the causes and possible treatments of disease. It also has the potential to bring about many other benefits, but many serious concerns remain about welfare, and health and safety issues that need to be adressed if these benefits are to be realised. Continued research, funded in part from public sources, and with the results made openly available, is essential if these uncertainties are to be properly adressed and the risks understood. The Royal Society recommends that those involved with GM technology, whether in the development of legislation or in the application of the scientific developments, should engage in an open and frank debate with the public and recognise concerns about this issue."