Scientists are creating cows that produce milk containing the human proteins lysozyme, alpha-lactalbumin, and lactoferrin, for their immune-boosting properties. Scientists behind the research believe milk from herds of genetically modified cows will provide an alternative to formula milk for babies, which is often criticised as being an inferior substitute.

China is leading the way in research on genetically modified food and the rules are far more relaxed than those elsewhere. 

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