Goats recruited in fight against cancer

New Zealand scientists may have found a cheaper way to develop expensive cancer-fighting drugs, and they’re using goats to do it.

At the AgResearch laboratories in Hamilton they’ve developed a special goat to produce human medicine.

“There’s already some human medicines on the human market that are produced in livestock animals, so it’s very close to reality,” says Dr Goetz Laible. “We just hope it’s also close to reality in New Zealand.”

They may look like ordinary goats, but some of them have been genetically modified to produce milk which contains specific antibodies.