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on February 14, 2020

New CRISPR method produces ALV resistant chickens

Cockerels implanted with modified germ cells produce chicks resistant to ALV

A new application of CRISPR gene editing technology could hold the key to eradicating avian leukosis virus (ALV) by producing modified chickens that are completely resistant to the disease.

According to a recent paper in PNAS, researchers from the Czech Republic successfully produced ALV resistant chickens by implanting modified…

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