Donít Put Human Genes into Goats for Drug Development

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Originally Posted: 13 July 2008

Donít Put Human Genes into Goats for Drug Development


By putting human genes into goats, bioengineers are turning helpless animals into mere drug factories. Indeed, fewer than 10 out of every 100 animals injected with the human gene while still in their mother's womb will be able to produce the altered milk. The other baby goats bred for drug production are killed immediately. What's more, some "successful" transgenic baby goats develop severe birth defects that scientists don't understand.

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