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Cow That Produces Human Milk

Staff Writer 2011/06/17

Cow That Produces Human Milk Here is now a cow that will produce milk equivalent to human milk! Yes, researchers from an Argentine Laboratory claim that they have indeed made the first transgenic cow in the world that will do so. This is because it has human genes.

“The cloned cow, named Rosita ISA, is the first bovine born in the world that incorporates human genes that contain the proteins present in human milk,” Argentina’s National Institute of Agrobusiness Technology said in a statement on Thursday.

The cow was delivered through Ceasarian on 6th April since she weighed about twice more than normal.

As an adult, “the cow will produce milk that is similar to humans,” the statement said.

“Our goal was to raise the nutritional value of cows’ milk by adding two human genes, the protein lactoferrin, which provides infants with anti-bacterial and anti-viral protection, and lysozyme, which is also an anti-bacterial agent,” said researcher Adrian Mutto at a press conference.

Souce – Discovery News

 

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