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Genetically modified cows may help combat bovine tuberculosis


Researchers have used a technique called transgenic somatic cell nuclear transfer to generate cattle whose cells express a gene that confers resistance to the bacterium that causes bovine tuberculosis.

The advance, which is published in The FEBS Journal, supports the development of genetically modified animals as an effective tool to reduce potentially deadly bacterial infections and prevent economic losses in the livestock industry.


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