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FDA OKs 1st drug from genetically altered animals

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posted on Feb, 6 2009 @ 12:46 PM
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FDA OKs 1st drug from genetically altered animals


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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration made history Friday as it approved the first drug made with materials from genetically engineered animals, clearing the way for a new class of medical therapies.

GTC Biotherapeutics said regulators cleared its drug ATryn, which is manufactured using milk from goats that have been scientifically altered to produce extra antithrombin, a protein that acts as a natural blood thinner.

The drug's approval may be the first step toward new kinds of medications made not from chemicals, but from living organisms altered by scientists. Similar drugs could be available in the next few years for a range of human ailments, including hemophilia
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posted on Feb, 6 2009 @ 12:46 PM
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I just wonder if these drugs will be labeled or if they will even let people know that these drugs came from genetically engineered animals. I know they tried there best to hide the genetically engineered food from people and just mixed it with all the other food on the market. Says there will be many drugs in the near future done this way. And have they even thought about deases jumping animal human barriers by genetic engineering this way. Whos watching over there shoulders on this.

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