Human Milk To Come From GM Cows – Planetsave


A biotechnology scientist has predicted that genetically modified cows will soon begin the commercial production of a form of human milk.

The claim came as a herd of 200 cows that have already had their genes tweaked was showcased in Beijing as part of a celebration of the achievements of the last Chinese five year plan, which ran from 2006-2010.

The rationale behind the genetic modification is to improve cow’s milk by making it nutritionally the same as human milk — at present it is deficient in two important proteins.

However, the resultant milk is not exactly the same…

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