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Got Goat's Milk?

Posted by andreaitis on February 6, 2009

More reason to love goats.

F.D.A. Approves Drug Derived From Goat’s Milk

Ushering in a new era of both agricultural and pharmaceutical technology, the Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the first pharmaceutical product made in the milk of genetically engineered animals.

The 200 goats, which are assiduously cared for at a secure farm in central Massachusetts, contain a human gene that causes them to produce a human blood protein in their milk. After the goats are milked, the protein can be extracted for sale as a drug.

F.D.A. Approves Drug Derived From Goat’s Milk – NYTimes.com.

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