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



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 genetically modified chicken which cannot lay eggs of its own, but acts as a 'surrogate mother' for other hens.
Rare breeds of chickens – such as the Scots Dumpy, the Marsh Daisy and the Cream Legbar – could be preserved for posterity, experts said.
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17 February 2017 in Science &Technology, Views: 47
Source: Daily Mail
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