Imagine a cow that can produce human insulin in its milk.

Researchers from Illinois did, and then they created it. The first mass-market insulin came from livestock. Nowadays it’s largely made by bacteria in reactors. Maybe (long shot) things will go full circle back to livestock? “An unassuming brown bovine from the south of Brazil has made history as the first transgenic cow capable of producing human insulin in her milk. The advancement, led by researchers from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and the Universidade de São Paulo, could herald a new era in insulin production, one day eliminating drug scarcity and high costs for people living with diabetes.” learn more

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