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on October 23, 2019

Could avian flu-resistant chickens be a commercial reality?

The first gene-edited chickens resistant to avian influenza could be ready for production within 3-5 years, but global regulations need to catch up with the technology.

Mike McGrew, senior lecturer at The Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K., talked to Jenny Hone about the encouraging research they are conducting into preventing the spread of the deadly bird flu virus (avian influenza) in poultry and the regulatory minefield facing gene-edited animals worldwide.


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