Using ‘cellular agriculture’, scientists want to produce genuine human breastmilk as an alternative to infant formula.
Can existing laws help if something goes wrong?
Breast milk contains ingredients in concentrations that change over the course of the day. Researchers think milk is chrononutrition, carrying molecular messages to help set a baby’s internal clock.
If breast milk was made in factories, we’d count it in the GDP.
It’s time to normalise it.
A chemist explains how some molecules in human breast milk help fight infection. Understanding their properties could lead to better infant formulas that share the health advantages of breastfeeding.
Why was one gene mutation that affects hair, teeth, sweat glands and breasts ubiquitous among ice age Arctic people? New research points to the advantage it provided for ancestors of Native Americans.
Hospitals sometimes recommend women express milk towards the end of their pregnancies. But it’s not suitable for all.
Banked breast milk is a safe source of shared human milk, and can be a life-saver for very premature babies.