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Health: Using Genetic Engineering to Make Chickens Flu-Proof

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On the main page I have a piece on a fascinating Science study that showed how scientists were able to genetically engineer chickens to make them virtually unable to pass on avian flu. That could have major implications for influenza—birds can spread new flu viruses to human beings—and for veterinary disease, if researchers can engineer animals to be disease resistant, rather than using vaccinations. On the other hand, it’s kind of icky. Check out the piece here.

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