Genetically modified eggs to make anti-cancer proteins

Originally published in icon Issue 1 2007

Scientists in Scotland have developed genetically modified chickens, capable of laying eggs containing proteins needed to make cancer-fighting drugs.  The Roslin Institute, near Edinburgh, says it has produced five generations of birds that can produce useful levels of life-saving proteins in egg whites.  (Ed:  That’s the good news.  The bad news is that Bernard Matthews wants to help!).

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