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 […]

Scientist have produced genetically modified goats to produce large quantities of a spider silk, one of the strongest substances known to man. The transplanted gene allows the goat to produce milk containing an extra protein, which is then extracted and spun into spider silk thread. Spider silk fiber could have several medical uses, such as for […]

Rice, engineered to contain human genes, will be grown outdoors in the hope of reaching commercial production standards. It’s made by the biotechnology company, Ventria Bioscience, in Junction City, Kansas. Ventria has been cultivating rice with genes from the human liver for the purpose of extracting artificial proteins for use in pharmaceuticals. Ventria has developed […]