Trans Ova Genetics: Pharming Cows
August 25, 2003 10:05 AM   Subscribe

In lieu of today's posts on GM foods and meat, Trans Ova Genetics is pharming cows in hopes of creating one capable of adminstering human antibodies.
posted by hobbes (5 comments total)
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posted by hobbes at 10:11 AM on August 25, 2003

Will the horrors of modern science never cease? We should stick to making antibodies the way God intended: by envenoming lots of different animals and harvesting their blood.
posted by ptermit at 10:35 AM on August 25, 2003

I think 'God' intended us to make antibodies the following way:
When encountering a new pathogen, die en masse until only those resistant remain, then breed.

Aversion to science and/or technology is nothing short of ludicrous, because the sufferer defines science as "anything I don't understand" or "anything invented after I turned 30".
Figuring out how to make fire by rubbing two sticks together was the first science, and the stone knife the first technology.
posted by spazzm at 10:49 AM on August 25, 2003

Administering human antibodies? It's going to take a heck of a lot of genetic engineering to get a cow to administer human antibodies. I mean, you need an opposable thumb at the very least to use a syringe... :)
posted by kaemaril at 10:52 AM on August 25, 2003

Transgenic goats making fibers as tough as spider silk.
posted by mathowie at 11:43 AM on August 25, 2003

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