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GM 'surrogate hens' could lay eggs of rare chicken breeds, scientists say - The Guardian

Radical plan to maintain diversity of gene pool proposes use of genetically modified chickens as surrogate mothers. Hannah Devlin Science correspondent in Boston. @hannahdev. Fri 17 Feb 2017 12.24 EST Last modified on Wed 14 Feb 2018 16.39 EST.and more »

GM hens help build 'frozen aviary' in Edinburgh - BBC News

Genetically-modified hens that can lay eggs from different poultry breeds are helping scientists set up a "frozen aviary" to conserve rare birds. The aviary acts like a seed bank for poultry, storing primordial stem cells that produce eggs destined to ...and more »

Brit scientists create genetically modified chickens that can lay eggs from different breeds - Mirror.co.uk

British scientists have genetically modified chickens so they can lay eggs from different breeds. The aim is to preserve rare chicken breeds that may be resistant to global infections like bird flu in the future or have highly desirable features such ...and more »

Genetically-engineered hens produce birds of a different feather - New Atlas

Rare breeds of chickens could soon come from entirely different types of hens. The University of Edinburgh's Roslin Institute with help from US biotechnology company Recombinetics used gene editing techniques to create surrogate hens that grow up to ...and more »

Egg-free surrogate chickens produced in bid to save rare breeds - Phys.Org

Hens that do not produce their own chicks have been developed for use as surrogates to lay eggs from rare breeds. The advance—using gene-editing techniques—could help to boost breeding of endangered birds, as well as improving production of ...and more »

Mutant chickens that can lay the eggs of OTHER hens may help save rare breeds - Daily Mail

It is a new twist on the old question: 'Which came first, the chicken or the egg?' Scientists from Edinburgh's Roslin Institute - who brought us Dolly the first cloned sheep - have come up with a new way of producing chickens. The scientists created a ...and more »

Genetically Modified “Surrogate” Hens Could Save an Entire Species - Futurism

Genetically modifying (GM) animals to ensure the survival of a species is not a new concept. Last year, a biotech company announced their plans to edit certain genes in cattle that would enable them to produce plasma. The plasma would be used in humans ...and more »