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Dutch Pull the Plug on Cow Cloning

Science  06 Mar 1998:
Vol. 279, Issue 5356, pp. 1444
DOI: 10.1126/science.279.5356.1444a

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AMSTERDAM-- In an unprecedented move, the Dutch minister of agriculture on 26 February put a stop to cloning experiments carried out by Pharming, a company based in Leiden, the Netherlands, that specializes in producing drugs in milk. According to the government, Pharming must desist from cloning cows until it proves that drugs from such animals are better than those made by other methods. In response, the company has announced plans to move its cloning research to the United States.

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