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News From The Future: Genetically Altered Cows Produce Human Milk

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.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. Addidis says:

    And people though skynet would get us, my money is on the genetically enhanced cows.

  2. Vlaz_ says:

    but does it taste the same?

    1. Anonymous says:

      in the video they say it tastes sweeter.

  3. Anonymous says:

    its made of people!

  4. stamat says:

    Why deos it say “news from the future?

    1. Anonymous says:

      news from the future are posts that seems incredible / futurist but are happening now.

  5. Landon Kam says:

    A Major Biotech Company?? Who here wants to bet its Monsanto? ┬áThat evil company is going to take over the world with their GMO’s and ownership of the FDA

  6. Juan Cubillo says:

    Next: Add cocoa genes and get chocolate milk straight from the cows!

    1. Anonymous says:

      this is an excellent idea :)

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