January 21, 1998 |
On a ranch in Texas, a herd of cows is about to give birth to what may be the future of the pharmaceutical industry. Scientists said Tuesday they have developed a technique for cloning genetically customized calves that will be able to produce medicines for humans in their milk. The first cloned calves--George and Charlie--were born last week, giving hope that cloned cows could become living pharmaceutical factories. "The applications for this in pharmaceutical production are enormous," said Dr.