Cows Genetically Engineered to Produce Human Breast Milk

I love science. As far as I am concerned, nothing on this Earth is as important as the continued scientific pursuits that lead to things like cures for illnesses and advances in technology. With that said, sometimes science is wrong. Case in point: cows in China have been genetically modified to produce human breast milk.

…why? According to Professor Ling Ni, it could lead to real improvements in nutrition that babies receive.

Human milk contains the ‘just right’ proportions of protein, carbohydrates, fats, minerals, and vitamins for an infant’s optimal growth and development. As our daily food, the cow’s milk provided us the basic source of nutrition. But the digestion and absorption problems made it not the perfect food for human being.

Sometimes, very rarely, I am left completely speechless. This is one of those times.

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