Genetically modified Cows from China produce Human Milk


(Youtube Direktmilk, via Gizmodo)

Genetisch modifizierte Kühe in China produzieren menschliche Muttermilch. Die Story ging vor einem halben Jahr schonmal rum, damals hörte es sich aber sehr danach an, als ob sich das ganze Unterfangen noch sehr im früh-experimentellen Stadium befünde. Wie man im Video oben allerdings sieht, ist die Gen-Milch praktisch schon abfüllbereit. Prost.

Chinese scientists have genetically modified dairy cows to produce human breast milk, and hope to be selling it in supermarkets within three years. The milk produced by the transgenic cows is identical to the human variety and has the same immune-boosting and antibacterial qualities as breast milk, scientists at China's Agricultural University in Beijing say. The transgenic herd of 300 was bred by inserting human genes into cloned cow embryos which were then implanted into surrogate cows.

The technology was similar to that used to produce Dolly the sheep.

Chinese GM Cows Make Human Breast Milk

[update] Ist keine richtige Falschmeldung, aber fast: Boing Boing: GM Chinese cows express milk with some proteins found in human milk, UK press reports "OMG! Cows give breast milk!"