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Cattle call

How making antibodies in cows could help fight emerging diseases

Collaborative work between military, industry, university and NIH scientists suggests cattle might help battle emerging infectious diseases. The researchers have developed a line of transgenic cows capable of producing polyclonal human antibodies, and believe the animals can help counter outbreaks by enabling rapid mass production of passive immunotherapies.

The cows - dubbed transchromosomic (Tc) bovines

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