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Scientists Create Transgenic Disease-Resistant Cows

The animals have an improved ability to resist tuberculosis, which can often be fatal for cattle.
For the first time, scientists have created disease-resistant transgenic cows.
Chinese-cows Source: David Gray / REUTERS

For the first time, researchers have genetically modified cows to be resistant to the bacterium that causes bovine tuberculosis. This disease is well-controlled in most developed countries, but it can often be fatal for cattle in developing countries and spread to people and other animals.

Researchers from China’s Northwest A&F University used

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