Tuesday, October 2, 2012

GM cows make 'low allergy' milk

A genetically modified cow that produces milk less likely to cause allergic reactions has been engineered by New Zealand scientists.

 Up to 3% of infants are allergic to cows' milk in their first year of life.

 The modified cow produced milk without beta-lactoglobulin - a whey protein to which some people are allergic.

 The study has been labelled a "milestone" by one scientist, but some campaign groups say it raises ethical concerns.

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