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Genetically modified cows produce 'human' milk
The Telegraph ^ | 9:00PM BST 02 Apr 2011 | Richard Gray, Science Correspondent

Posted on 04/02/2011 4:57:37 PM PDT by newzjunkey

The scientists have successfully introduced human genes into 300 dairy cows to produce milk with the same properties as human breast milk.

Human milk contains high quantities of key nutrients that can help to boost the immune system of babies and reduce the risk of infections.

The scientists behind the research believe milk from herds of genetically modified cows could provide an alternative to human breast milk and formula milk for babies, which is often criticised as being an inferior substitute.

They hope genetically modified dairy products from herds of similar cows could be sold in supermarkets. The research has the backing of a major biotechnology company...

But Professor Ning Li, the scientist who led the research and director of the State Key Laboratories for AgroBiotechnology at the China Agricultural University insisted that the GM milk would be as safe to drink as milk from ordinary dairy cows...

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: breastmilk; china; farming; geneticmodification; gm; gmfoods; milk; science
It might have the nutrient profile of human breast milk but wouldn't have the antibodies.
1 posted on 04/02/2011 4:57:39 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: newzjunkey

now they’ll make a cow doll breatfeeding baby dolls. just great. /s


2 posted on 04/02/2011 5:00:24 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: newzjunkey
Human/Cow hybrid.

Cute little fella...


3 posted on 04/02/2011 5:04:56 PM PDT by Big Bronson
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To: newzjunkey

Scientists continue to amaze me.


4 posted on 04/02/2011 5:08:17 PM PDT by Bridge_toofar (Islam grows silently like cancer and when large enough it kills the host)
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To: newzjunkey
One of the primary advantages of mothers nursing their babies is they pass on vital IgG and IgM antibodies. IgG and IgM antibodies from cows are clonally selected for different antigens than in humans and are therefore incompatible. Quite the opposite could happen, once the baby's immune system begins to mature, its innate immune system could recognize these cow anti-bodies as non-self and actually begin to build antibodies against them. Solve one problem, create two more.
5 posted on 04/02/2011 5:09:48 PM PDT by NWFLConservative
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To: GeronL

Kinda makes me wonder about those cow mutilations. Could a
cow be genetically modified to incubate a human fetus? A
genetically modified fetus? Now who do we know that is from
unknown origin? Obama? Just sayin.


6 posted on 04/02/2011 5:10:51 PM PDT by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: Slambat

hhmmmm... this puts a whole new shine on that question


7 posted on 04/02/2011 5:15:36 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: NWFLConservative

Yes, but you might have babies with immunity to hoof nad mouth disease.

Future politicians, I tell Ya!


8 posted on 04/02/2011 5:16:00 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: Big Bronson

It’ll grow up to be a real cow-boy.


9 posted on 04/02/2011 5:17:53 PM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: Big Bronson

YUCK! Creepy!


10 posted on 04/02/2011 5:18:56 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: newzjunkey

11 posted on 04/02/2011 5:21:44 PM PDT by stormer
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To: stormer

Now that’s a Cowgirl if I ever saw one. May I Utter my
opinion. And she’s horny too.


12 posted on 04/02/2011 5:26:37 PM PDT by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: newzjunkey

***The scientists have successfully introduced human genes into 300 dairy cows to produce milk with the same properties as human breast milk.****

Oh BOY! Now there is NO EXCUSE for not making some of that good human milk flavored ICE CREAM!

Yummy!


13 posted on 04/02/2011 5:28:25 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name. See my home page, if you dare!)
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To: stormer

I gotta save that before it disappears!


14 posted on 04/02/2011 5:32:22 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name. See my home page, if you dare!)
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To: stormer
That's wrong as all get-out!

LOL.

15 posted on 04/02/2011 5:34:21 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

***The scientists have successfully introduced human genes into 300 dairy cows to produce milk with the same properties as human breast milk.****
This is scary. What else cold they introduce into the cows
and make it mandatory in all milk production nationwide?
A complacency gene? A big ear gene? We should look and
act like our dear leader want’s. Ooooo spooky.


16 posted on 04/02/2011 5:40:40 PM PDT by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: SIDENET

This thread is getting milked for every ounce


17 posted on 04/02/2011 6:04:44 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: newzjunkey

But soon we will have REAL chocolate cows...


18 posted on 04/02/2011 6:14:21 PM PDT by Ophiucus
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

And you know it will...


19 posted on 04/02/2011 6:29:07 PM PDT by stormer
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To: newzjunkey

now I was breastfed as a youngin but I don’t get this obsession with human breast milk especially over the last few years. Frankly it makes me kind of nauseous.


20 posted on 04/02/2011 6:55:59 PM PDT by utherdoul
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To: newzjunkey

This is “Udderly” wrong no matter which way you look at it


21 posted on 04/02/2011 7:16:36 PM PDT by patlin (Reagan was a Democrat before he was a Republican)
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To: Slambat

Surprisingly a cows innards are very close to ours.


22 posted on 04/02/2011 7:22:49 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty
Surprisingly a cows innards are very close to ours.

I just ate a New York strip steak hot off the grill so I'd have to agree. That particular cow's innards are in direct contact with mine right now.

23 posted on 04/03/2011 2:25:18 PM PDT by Big Bronson
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To: stormer; Lazamataz; Darksheare

Laz,

Re - Post 11. I got to ask.

Would you?


24 posted on 04/03/2011 2:37:21 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: freekitty
Surprisingly a cows innards are very close to ours.

As the saying goes: "you are what you eat"

25 posted on 04/03/2011 2:40:49 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle

LOL


26 posted on 04/03/2011 2:53:24 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Big Bronson

LOL


27 posted on 04/03/2011 2:55:23 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: stormer

I’d hit it, milk it, then take it to the rodeo and ride it.


28 posted on 04/03/2011 3:41:01 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The Democrat Party is Communist. The Republican Party is Socialist. The Tea Party is Capitalist.)
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To: Lazamataz

But would you respect it in the morning?


29 posted on 04/03/2011 7:46:28 PM PDT by stormer
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To: decimon; neverdem; martin_fierro

Thanks newzjunkey. I guernsey any reason for this.


30 posted on 04/05/2011 6:26:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: GladesGuru
...hoof nad mouth disease.

That's just gotta be bad.

31 posted on 04/05/2011 6:33:23 PM PDT by decimon
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To: stormer

Hence the need for burkahs in certain parts of the world.


32 posted on 04/05/2011 6:35:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: Lazamataz

There’s a stool joke in there someplace...


33 posted on 04/05/2011 6:36:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: SunkenCiv
I guernsey any reason for this.

Drink a holstein of it and and ruminant on its qualities.

34 posted on 04/05/2011 6:46:41 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

Now I’m sorry I uddered anything.


35 posted on 04/07/2011 8:23:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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