Wednesday, March 07, 2007

US to grow rice containing human genes

File under: The Twilight Zone. This is just too strange.
Genetically-modified rice containing human genes is about to be grown in the US for commercial production.

The laboratory-created rice which produces some of the proteins found in breast milk and saliva would be used for children’s medicines to help fight diarrhoea, dehydration and other illnesses.

The US government gave preliminary approval for Ventria Bioscience to grow over three-thousand acres of the GM rice in Kansas.

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