Geneticists developing hens resistant to flu deadly to humans

| October 23, 2012
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Research scientists at Australia’s national science research agency are using a technique called gene silencing to “switch off” virus genes that make chickens susceptible to H5N1, the bird flu that has devastated livestock and killed 359 people worldwide since 2003.
 

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