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China Milking Human Breast Milk From Cows

China Milking Human Breast Milk From Cows

Chinese researchers genetically modify cloned cows to produce human breast milkā€¦

In a rather controversial project, Chinese researchers have genetically modified cows to produce human breast milk.

The researchers from the Agricultural University in Beijing cloned cow embryos and injecting them with the human breast milk gene. The modified embryos were then implanted in surrogate cows.

The result, transgenic cows that produce human breast with all the same antibacterial and immune boosting properties.

gm cows producing human breast milk

GM Cows Produce Human Breast Milk

The team is currently performing safety tests on their herd of 300. The workers involved in the project say that the milk is stronger and sweeter than the cow variety, and the cows themselves are said to be healthier than non-genetically modified Bovine bread.

Although safety tests are far from complete, the team hopes that their genetically modified milk will be on the market within three years.

In response to the backlash of controversy the project is no doubt piling up, lead researcher Professor Li Ning, put across this point:

There are 1.5 billion people in the world who dont get enough to eat. Its our duty to develop science and technology, not to hold it back. We need to feed people first, before we consider ideals and convictions.

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