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Industry News & Trends / New Technologies
on February 22, 2021

CRISPR study transfers genes between poultry breeds

The technique could help breeding programs select for desired traits.

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh used the gene editing approach CRISPR to transfer beneficial traits – like climate-tolerant feathers or disease resistance – between chicken breeds.

The approach could be used to improve productivity and welfare in poultry operations and could safeguard the genes of rare chicken breeds.


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