Human Genes Introduced Into Dairy Cows

Brace yourself:  scientists have created some freakish genetically-modified human-cow amalgams to produce cow’s milk with the properties of human breast milk.  According to the Telegraph, the scientists used cloning technology to introduce human genes into Holstein cows then implanted surrogate cows with the genetically-modified embryos.  I’m not sure even Mary Shelley could have thought this one up.

The scientists believe the cows will produce milk with a human protein called lysozyme. Extensive recent research has already called into question the safety of genetically-modified (GM) foods, but this is a far cry from GM corn, canola, and other seeds. We’re talking living animals here. Does anyone else see the potentially serious effects of unleashing the work of egomaniacal scientists on the world in the form of human-cow prototypes? This human-cow milk gives new meaning to the term “fusion cuisine.”

Joking aside, exactly how safe is this for either the cattle or the humans who consume the milk?  No one really knows for sure right now since this research is in its infancy. And, I hope that’s where it ends.

What do you think about the cows sporting human genes? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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John B.
John B.3 years ago

We should not condemn all GMOs because of problems with some of them (especially those brought to us by that sociopathic monster, Monsanto). Genetic engineering has great potential, and the benefits of feeding infants milk closer to what they should be drinking could have great health benefits. Sure, they should be drinking human milk, but - face it - most babies in the industrialized world never will. So let's not jump to judgment without having all the facts, and the results of unbiased research.

B Jackson
BJ J.3 years ago

The world has gone mad!! Doesn't science have more useful things to spend time and $ researching?

Kim W.
Kim W.3 years ago

It is wrong, and just because some lab person thinks it up doesn't mean they get to act on it

sandra g.
sandra g.3 years ago

They are all mad believing they are God to manipulate Nature in such a way, for sure this will not end in a good way !

Patricia H.
Patricia H.3 years ago

thanks for posting, vegan is the way to go

Camilla Vaga
Camilla Vaga3 years ago

that is sick, glad that i am vegan

JL A.3 years ago


paul m.
paul m.3 years ago

Thanks for ...

Duane B.
.3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Julie D.
Julie D.3 years ago

Absolutely frightening prospect! I am against GMO anything but this really takes the cake! This should not be allowed and if they can't stop it this milk HAS to be labeled as such so the consumers know what they are buying. Really scary stuff!