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Chickens doing overtime

Post by Marigold » Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:46 pm

Genetically modified chickens lay eggs containing drugs for cancer.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-46993649
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Post by bigyetiman » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:08 pm

It is an interesting development and has great possibilities. I like the statement "they will lead pampered lives", still wont be any longer than a commercial hen though.
Also an interesting thought as to people wanting to re home them once they have outlived their usefulness with regard to people eating the eggs
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Post by Hen-Gen » Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:52 pm

Very interesting, Marigold. I hope this will be the future for producing cheap and effective treatments for a whole range of conditions.
A couple of weeks ago on The Big Questions was a discussion about the potential for preventing heritable conditions by altering the human genome. Again a whole range of views as you might expect with fears by some that it was the thin edge of the wedge to a Nazi style of genetic selection.
All these things need rigorous testing and policing. But ultimately I see it as a bright new future for our species and, indeed, for the whole planet.
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