Gallery: Scientists Genetically Engineer Goats To Produce Human Breast ...


Pretty soon, all the animals on a dairy farm will be able to produce human breast milk. Last year, Argentine scientists cloned a cow 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 and vote in our poll.



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