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In Japan, Chicken Have Been Genetically Engineered To Lay Eggs That Fight Cancer by gabonsky: 9:38am On Oct 15, 2017
In Japan, Chickens Have Been Genetically Engineered to Lay Eggs That Fight Cancer

"People often warn about the amount of cholesterol you get from eating too many eggs. But what if there were health benefits to eggs as well — like drugs that fight cancer, hepatitis, and other diseases? Japanese researchers from the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) did just that when they successfully genetically engineered chickens to lay eggs that contain a special pharmaceutical agent.


According to a report by The Japan News, the researchers at AIST genetically modified precursor cells of chicken sperm to produce a type of protein that’s related to the immune system called interferon beta.


This protein has been found to be effective in treating malignant skin cancer and hepatitis. The modified cells were used to fertilize eggs that produced male chicks. A few rounds of cross-breeding the male chicks resulted in chickens that inherited the genes with interferon beta..."

Source: https://gabrielatanbiyi..com.ng/2017/10/in-japan-chickens-have-been-genetically.html

Re: In Japan, Chicken Have Been Genetically Engineered To Lay Eggs That Fight Cancer by beewhy009(m): 11:18pm On Oct 15, 2017
Always miles ahead...

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