A number of milk samples bought online purporting to be human breast milk include cow DNA, according to an analysis performed by Ohio State University's Jesse Kwiek and his colleagues. Such buying and selling online of breast milk is on the rise, the Los Angeles Times notes, even as the US Food and Drug Administration recommends against the practice.

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