Reporting on the 7th International Transgenic Animal Research Conference
In August, 2009, I attended the 7th International Transgenic Animal Research Conference in Tahoe, California. I visited with Dr. James Murray, Professor, University of California in Davis. Dr. Murray is the organizer of the Conference. His research is producing genetically engineered (GE) goats. He and scientists in Brazil are teaming up to develop a herd of GE dairy goats, whose milk is expected to protect against the types of diarrheal diseases that each year claim the lives of more than 2 million children around the world. The milk carries increased levels of the human enzyme lysozyme. Known to provide important immunological benefits, lysozyme is found at very high levels in human breast milk but at very low levels in goats’ milk. For more information visit the University of California at Davis.