(NZ) Human-gene cow research tipped for Government approval
- A Crown science institute is expected to get the go-ahead today for
controversial research involving insertion of human, mouse, deer and goat
genes into cows.
The Herald understands the Government's gene science watchdog, the
Environmental Risk Management Authority (Erma), has given Hamilton-based
AgResearch approval to carry out the work.
The two broad objectives of the application are to develop "transgenic"
cattle that carry therapeutic proteins in their milk and to develop
transgenic cattle to study gene function and genetic performance,
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