Transgenic cattle

The Business of Food with Steve Alexander

Dr. Matthew Wheeler – professor of animal sciences (reproductive biology) at the University of Illinois. (Photo provided by Dr. Matthew Wheeler)

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease specialist, says transgenic cattle are being used to produce over the counter COVID-19 medications that are being tested. The University of Illinois has been editing the genes of cattle and hogs for years. Dr. Matt Wheeler, Professor of Biotechnology in the University of Illinois Animal Sciences’ department, joins Steve Alexander to explain how agriculture is once again helping the greater good.

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