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

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

New AtlasGenetically-engineered hens produce birds of a different featherNew AtlasRare 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 »

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

Genetically Modified “Surrogate” Hens Could Save an Entire SpeciesFuturismResearchers at the Roslin Institute have genetically modified chickens who act as surrogates to lay the eggs of rare chicken species. The success of this study could help scientists to save endangered species and prevent the depletion of species used ...and more »

Scientists setting up a rare poultry 'genetic ark' - Irish Independent;

Scientists setting up a rare poultry 'genetic ark' - Irish Independent

Irish IndependentScientists setting up a rare poultry 'genetic ark'Irish IndependentHandout photo issued by the Norrie Russell Roslin Institute of a group of genetically modified hens 1 Handout photo issued by the Norrie Russell Roslin Institute of a group of genetically modified hens that can lay eggs from different poultry breeds ...and more »

Egg-free surrogate chickens produced to save rare breeds' - The Tribune;

Egg-free surrogate chickens produced to save rare breeds' - The Tribune

The TribuneEgg-free surrogate chickens produced to save rare breeds'The TribuneHens that do not produce their own chicks have been developed by researchers for use as surrogates to lay eggs from rare breeds using new gene-editing techniques. The advance could help to boost breeding of endangered birds, as well as improve ...and more »

Egg-free surrogate chickens can save rare poultry breeds - The Siasat Daily;

Egg-free surrogate chickens can save rare poultry breeds - The Siasat Daily

The Siasat DailyEgg-free surrogate chickens can save rare poultry breedsThe Siasat DailyWashington: To boost breeding of endangered poultry breeds, Briton researchers have come up with gene-editing techniques for the rare breeds to use them as surrogates that cannot produce their own chicks. The advance — using gene-editing techniques ...and more »

Egg-free surrogate chickens produced in bid to save rare breeds - Science Daily

Egg-free surrogate chickens produced in bid to save rare breedsScience DailyDate: February 17, 2017; Source: University of Edinburgh; Summary: 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 ...and more »

Scientists have found a way to save rare hen breeds by creating mutant chickens that can lay their eggs - The Sun;

Scientists have found a way to save rare hen breeds by creating mutant chickens that can lay their eggs - The Sun

The SunScientists have found a way to save rare hen breeds by creating mutant chickens that can lay their eggsThe SunEXPERTS have found a way to save rare hen breeds by creating mutant chickens that can lay their eggs. They aim to boost numbers of dying species such as Old English Pheasant Fowl, the Rumpless Game, Scots Dumpy and Dorking. The surrogate chicks ...and more »

Introducing the Genetically-modified surrogate hen - iNews;

Introducing the Genetically-modified surrogate hen - iNews

iNewsIntroducing the Genetically-modified surrogate heniNewsScientists are developing genetically-modified surrogate hens that will be able to lay eggs from different poultry breeds to help conserve endangered birds. They have already created a surrogate to lay eggs on behalf of birds of the same breed and plan ...and more »

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

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

Mirror.co.ukBrit scientists create genetically modified chickens that can lay eggs from different breedsMirror.co.ukThe 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 as excellent meat quality. Edinburgh University experts revealed the breakthrough at the world's ...and more »

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

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

BBC NewsGM hens help build 'frozen aviary' in EdinburghBBC NewsGenetically-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 »

Scientists develop hens for use as surrogates - Financial Times;

Scientists develop hens for use as surrogates - Financial Times

Financial TimesScientists develop hens for use as surrogatesFinancial TimesScientists in Scotland have used new gene-editing technology to develop hens that do not produce their own chicks, for use as surrogates to lay eggs from rare breeds. The team, led by the University of Edinburgh's Roslin Institute, says the advance ...and more »

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

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

The GuardianGM 'surrogate hens' could lay eggs of rare chicken breeds, scientists sayThe GuardianSome of the genetically modified chickens bred by scientists at the Roslin Institute. Photograph: Credit Norrie Russell Roslin Institute. Genetics. GM 'surrogate hens' could lay eggs of rare chicken breeds, scientists say. Radical plan to maintain ...and more »

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

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

Daily MailMutant chickens that can lay the eggs of OTHER hens may help save rare breedsDaily MailIt 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 »