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on November 30, 2020

Genetic changes could help measure chicken stress

Minimally invasive tool detects how the poultry epigenome responds to poor welfare.

Researchers at Uppsala University in Sweden have developed a minimally-invasive tool that could help poultry farmers measure changes in the genome to detect the symptoms of long-term chronic stress in commercially-raised chickens, improving welfare and the quality of meat produced.

“It’s a new tool that could be used within…

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