Cloned cow produces human milk

Posted by Rita Mu

Argentinean scientists have created the first transgenic cow that produces human milk.

The cloned cow, named Rosita ISA, was made using human genes that contain the proteins present in mothers’ milk.

Scientists at Argentina’s National Institute of Agrobusiness and National University of San Martin added two human genes: the protein lactoferrin, which provides infants with antibacterial and antiviral protection; and the antibacterial agent, lysozyme.

Rosita was born on 6 May.

Image: guardian.co.uk

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