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Scientists Genetically Engineer Goats To Produce Human Breast Milk

Posted By Mark Boyer On September 9, 2012 @ 12:23 pm In Inhabitots | No Comments

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Pretty soon, all the animals on a dairy farm will be able to produce human breast milk.¬†Last year, Argentine scientists cloned a cow [2] to produce nutrient-rich ‘human breast milk.’ Now, scientists in Russia and Belarus have engineered transgenetic dairy goats that can produce milk that contains¬†lactoferrin, a protein that’s found in women’s milk. The breakthrough could be helpful for the children of mothers who can’t or don’t want to breast feed, but genetically-modified goat’s milk can contain harmful chemicals. Do you think engineering goats to produce human milk is a good idea? Head over to Inhabitots [3] and vote in our poll.

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