Sunday, July 15, 2012

Science Gone Mad!

 China Develops 300 Genetically Modified Dairy Cows for Human Breast Milk Production

In 2003, after years of testing on mice, researchers at the State Key Laboratory of Agrobiotechnology at the China Agricultural University introduced human genetic coding into the DNA of Holstein dairy cow embryos, and then transferred the embryos into cow surrogates. The result was the first cow that could produce milk with the same nutritional properties as human breast milk.

By 2012 they announced that they had genetically modified 300 dairy cows able to produce human breast milk, and these cloned cattle now live on an experimental farm in suburban Beijing, with new calves delivered every week.

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