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

Researchers 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 ...

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

Date: 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 ...

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

EXPERTS 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 ...

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

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 as excellent meat quality. Edinburgh University experts revealed the breakthrough at the world's ...

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 ...

Scientists develop hens for use as surrogates - Financial Times

Scientists 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 ...