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Study suggests AI disease resistant birds may be possible

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SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. — In newly released research, scientists from The Roslin Institute have prevented the avian influenza virus from replicating in lab-grown chicken cells, suggesting that it may one day be possible to produce chickens that are resistant to the disease. The study was funded by Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council with additional funding from Cobb-Vantress.

The Roslin Institute — a world-leading center for animal science research — conducted the study last year and the results were published in eLife.

To inhibit the avian influenza virus from replicating, the research team used gene-editing techniques to. . .

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