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New Technologies / Europe
on July 16, 2020

Biomarker test could rapidly sex male chicks in ovo

Egg producers around the world have pledged to adopt sex sorting technology.

Researchers in the Netherlands are working on a high-throughput screening machine to sex male chicks before they’re hatched.

“Our company set out to find differences in the egg that were unknown. We identified novel biomarkers – a chemical compound in the body that signifies something – that help detect the…

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