Forget medicine. Scientists want to engineer cattle that won´t get sick in the first place
By David Kohn
Posted 07.18.2005 at 2:00 pm 0 Comments
Over the past two decades, up to 1 million head of cattle around the world have been infected with mad cow disease. Although fewer than 200 people have died from the human version, known as variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), it´s likely that hundreds of thousands of people have eaten mad-cow-contaminated meat.
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