Genetically Engineered Animals
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USDA FINES UW $8,571 FOR KID GOAT NEGLECT

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SUMMARY: "The U.S. Department of Agriculture has fined the University of Wyoming more than $8,500 for neglecting some genetically modified kid goats. The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service says the young goats included two that were very thin and one that died of an intestinal parasite. The goats had been genetically engineered for research into producing fibers as strong as spider silk. The federal agency alleged two Animal Welfare Act violations."

FIRST GM CAMELS TO BE ENGINEERED FOR DRUG PRODUCTION

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SUMMARY: "Researchers in Dubai hope to create the first genetically modified camels capable of producing pharmaceutical proteins in their milk,which can then be processed to manufacture cheaper drugs for the region. The project aims to slash the prices of life-saving drugs — including insulin, and clotting factors for treating haemophilia — in the Middle East and North Africa, according to Nisar Wani, head of the Reproductive Biology Laboratory at Dubai's Camel Reproduction Center, in the United Arab Emirates."

Hypo-allergenic milk from GE cow in sight

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New Zealand scientists have genetically engineered a cow that may be the first in the world to produce hypo-allergenic high-protein milk.

The breakthrough - hailed as internationally "seminal" - had been kept under wraps by AgResearch until this morning and will be published in the prestigious American science journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The AgResearch team, led by Dr Goetz Laible, wanted to discover if they could produce milk which contained less of a particular milk protein known to be allergenic.

BLG lacking cows frightening development not a breakthrough

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AgResearch after 12 years of failure and hundreds of dead embryos has developed one calf, expressing less Beta - LactoGlobulin (BLG) than normal milk cows. This experiment was in the first group of GM animal applications that were approved by the Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA).

Strong opposition to GE milk

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GE Free New Zealand is strongly opposing AgResearch’s use of genetic modification in pursuit of allergen-free milk for children.

Crown research institute AgResearch has announced a world-first breakthrough in genetic modification research, with the goal of producing hypoallergenic (low allergy) milk.

It has bred a genetically modified cloned calf producing milk in early trials with greatly reduced amounts of a protein known as beta-lactoglobulin (BLG), believed to be the leading cause of milk allergies in children.

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