Transgenic livestock as drug factories

William H Velander, Henryk Lubon, William N. Drohan

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Abstract

Genetic engineering has brought the 'farm' to pharmaceuticals. With the advances in manipulating DNA, it is now possible to breed, pigs, cows, sheep and other animals whose milk contains large amounts of therapeutic proteins. This paper discusses this pharmaceutical breakthrough, and how is done is also described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalScientific American
Volume276
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

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Livestock
Genetic Engineering
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Sheep
Milk
Swine
DNA
Proteins
Therapeutics
Farms

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Transgenic livestock as drug factories. / Velander, William H; Lubon, Henryk; Drohan, William N.

In: Scientific American, Vol. 276, No. 1, 01.01.1997.

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Velander, William H ; Lubon, Henryk ; Drohan, William N. / Transgenic livestock as drug factories. In: Scientific American. 1997 ; Vol. 276, No. 1.
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