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on December 10, 2020

Gene editing tool could protect against avian influenza

Outbreaks of the viral disease were recently reported in 15 European and two Asian countries.

A groundbreaking project plans to harness emerging gene editing technology to develop genetic resistance in chickens against avian influenza.

“We aim to use genome editing technologies to design poultry with genetically-innate characteristics of influenza-resistant traits,” said Yehuda Elram, CEO & Co-Founder of eggXYt.

“The technique exploits the nature…

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