Scientists Genetically Engineer Goats To Produce Human Breast Milk

September 9, 2012 by  
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Pretty soon, all the animals on a dairy farm will be able to produce human breast milk. Last year, Argentine scientists cloned a cow to produce nutrient-rich ‘human breast milk.’ Now, scientists in Russia and Belarus have engineered transgenetic dairy goats that can produce milk that contains lactoferrin, a protein that’s found in women’s milk. The breakthrough could be helpful for the children of mothers who can’t or don’t want to breast feed, but genetically-modified goat’s milk can contain harmful chemicals. Do you think engineering goats to produce human milk is a good idea? Head over to Inhabitots and vote in our poll. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags:

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87% of Americans Want Genetically Modified Foods Labeled (Infographic)

October 14, 2011 by  
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PROBAR/ CC BY 2.0 Another good GMO infographic , in light of it being Non-GMO Month this October. It covers much of the same ground as previous infographics we have shared on the subject of genetically modified food , but there are some interesting facts presented in it that you may not have been aware of…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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If Genetically Modified Trees Could Help Stop Climate Change Would You Support Them?

October 4, 2010 by  
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photo: Luis Argerich / Creative Commons Some new research in Bioscience outlines different ways in which genetically modifying trees and plants to help them increase their carbon sequestration potential to fight climate change-… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Smiling Switch Makes You Happy to Conserve Electricity

October 4, 2010 by  
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Images via Yanko Would making your switches look adorable help you to conserve energy? A design by Zhou Yide, Euphe Mo, Hang Zhou & Christine Liu tests the theory

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Is Genetically Engineering Animals To Not Feel Pain Really the Solution to Factory Farming?

February 22, 2010 by  
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photo: Farm Sanctuary Last week the New York Times ran an op-ed piece by PhD-to-be philosopher-neuroscientist-psychologist Adam Shriver, from Washington University in St Louis, that really cuts to the heart of one of the deepest issues in the green movement: How does humanity best relate to the other animals on the planet?

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Today on Planet 100: Genetically Modified Eggplant Controversy (Video)

February 10, 2010 by  
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