The Associated Press
Published: January 7, 2009
WASHINGTON: You've heard of making cheese from goats' milk, but prescription drugs?
In what would be a scientific first, an anti-clotting drug made from the milk of genetically engineered goats moved closer to government approval Wednesday after experts at the Food and Drug Administration reported that the medication works and its safety is acceptable.
Called ATryn, the drug is intended to help people with a rare hereditary disorder that makes them vulnerable to life-threatening blood clots.
SOURCE: Soil & Health Association of New Zealand & SAFE, both New Zealand
AUTHOR: Press Release
Most New Zealanders are strongly opposed to the genetic engineering of animals in New Zealand, with farmers as ardently opposed as the rest of the community, a new survey shows.
SOURCE: Wisconsin Technology Network News, USA
AUTHOR: Center for Food Safety, USA, Press Release
Washington, D.C. - The Center for Food Safety issued a statement in response to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) release of a draft guidance outlining the approval process for genetically engineered (GE) animals. Jaydee Hanson, Policy Analyst on cloning and genetics for the Center for Food Safety, reacted to the FDA draft of the GE animal approval process, issued by the agency today:
SOURCE: The Times, UK
AUTHOR: Mark Henderson
Pigs have been bred with cystic fibrosis, providing scientists with a powerful animal model that will aid the development of new treatments for the incurable condition.
The creation of the pigs, using genetic engineering and cloning technologies, removes one of the biggest barriers to research into cystic fibrosis.
SOURCE: Shanghai Daily, China
AUTHOR: Xinhua, China
CHINESE scientists have bred the country's first testtube monkeys, in the first step toward breeding genetically engineered monkeys for scientific research.
Dr Sun Qiang of the Shanghai-based East China Normal University led the primate research group to create the seven macaques, a type of monkey fond of eating crabs.