Cure for Diseases may be Found by Injecting Human Genes into Goats, Cows, and Sheep

by Rajshri on  April 18, 2010 at 2:30 PM Genetics & Stem Cells News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment
Font : A-A+

 Cure for Diseases may be Found by Injecting  Human Genes into Goats, Cows, and Sheep
Genetic engineering research on goats, sheep and cattle, using human DNA, has been given the green signal. Scientists have been permitted to see if the animals will produce human proteins in their milk.

Environmental Risk Management Authority gave the go-ahead to AgResearch to breed and keep genetically modified animals at the Ruakura research facility, near Hamilton, reports New Zealand Herald News.

Simon Terry, of environmental consultancy the Sustainability Council, welcomed conditions making it clear the milk could not be made for commercial sale.

AgResearch hopes human proteins made by the animals could eventually be used to make "biopharmaceuticals" to treat rare human diseases.

Source: ANI
RAS

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

More News on:

Weaver Syndrome 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive