Scientists develop dairy version of human milk
April 4, 2011
SCIENTISTS in China have created genetically modified cows that produce ”human” milk.
They successfully introduced human genes into 200 cows to produce milk with the same properties as human breast milk.
Human milk contains high quantities of nutrients that can help boost the immune system of babies.
The scientists behind the research believe that milk from herds of genetically modified cows can provide an alternative to human breast milk and formula milk for babies, which is often criticised as being an inferior substitute.
They said genetically modified dairy products from herds of similar cows could be sold in supermarkets and the research has the backing of a big biotechnology company.
British scientists said it had the potential to be of huge benefit, but the work is likely to inflame opposition to genetically modified foods.
Critics of the technology and animal welfare groups reacted angrily to the research, questioning the safety of milk from genetically modified animals and its effect on the cattle’s health.
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