January 13th, 2011
Financial Times: Scientists have genetically modified chickens to prevent the transmission of avian influenza, an innovation that could cut the risk of a lethal strain crossing to the human population and boost the poultry industry. Follow up:
Follow up:The chickens created at Cambridge and Edinburgh universities in the UK produce a genetic “decoy” molecule that mimics part of the replication machinery of the flu virus. This diverts the enzyme required for the virus to pass between cells – and stops the infection. Read more at the Financial Times......