Volume 95 Issue 9 | p. 6 | News of The Week
Issue Date: February 27, 2017 | Web Date: February 22, 2017

Harvesting therapeutic proteins from animal slobber

Scientists genetically engineered mice to secrete human nerve growth factor in their saliva, a first step toward using critter spit to crank out drugs
Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: biotechnology, saliva, biologic drugs, nerve growth factor, therapeutic proteins

Anyone who has ever been to a farm knows there’s no shortage of drool dangling from the mouths of barnyard animals. Those super-active salivary glands could someday be put to good use, according to a new study.

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