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on July 6, 2022

Gene editing technology could end male chick culls

Hendrix Genetics has partnered with CSIRO to test the viability of the solution.

A biomarker protein placed on the genome of male embryos could help sex chicks in ovo, reducing or even eliminating male chick culling at layer farms.

“This new technology has the potential to address ethical animal welfare concerns and to contribute to a more sustainable egg industry. We are proud…

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