Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Breast milk from goats

Scientists are genetically engineering goats to produce the same milk as a human mother. They claim the breakthrough will allow babies whose mothers can't feed them to receive all the goodness of breast milk.

They say their work will also lead to the development of medicines exploiting the antibiotic qualities of lactoferrin, a protein found in women's milk. The relavations follow research by scientiests in Russia and Belarus in which male mice were implanted with human genes.

Ninety does sired by genetically-modified bucks goats are being raised on a secret farm outside Moscow.

Read online article at Mail Online