Transgenic livestock as drug factories

William H. Velander, Henryk Lubon, William N. Drohan

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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)
Pages (from-to)[d]70-74
JournalScientific American
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997


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