Cows can supply humanised milk
SCIENTISTS in Edinburgh have played a part in breeding cows that can supply “humanised” milk from genetically modified cows.
They unveiled Rosie, a GM cow that can produce the human breast milk protein alphalactalbumin, three years ago.
Now, a 20-strong herd of similar cows has been bred in Virginia by an American subsidiary of Edinburgh-based PPL Therapeutics.
Eventually, the scientists hope to use genetic engineering to humanise cow milk entirely.
PPL is the genetic specialist which also produced Dolly the sheep.
- Dolly team to create flock of 4000 ewes, FWi, 16 September, 1998
- Dollys creators plan BSE-free GM cow, FWi, 09 September, 1998
- PPL produces cloned calf, FWi, 24 February, 1998
- Financial Times 13/01/2000 page 11