Will Chickens Make the Next Cancer Medicine?

Genetically Modified Chickens are Paving the Way

Will Chickens Make the Next Cancer Medicine?
Add to Favorites Reading Time: 4 minutes Genetic engineering has been happening for a few decades, and in 2006 the first drug produced in a transgenic animal was approved for human use. When animals can be used to help produce these medicines, costs tend to be much lower than when the same drugs are produced in a lab. Recent research at the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh, Scotland concerns chicken eggs that contain certain human proteins that can help fight certain types of cancer as well as heal damaged tissues. Most of the transgenic animals used for producing medicines are milk-producing animals such as sheep, cattle, and goats. Transgenic is another word for genetically modified animals that have a gene from another species inserted into their DNA. These animals were given a gene code so that they produced various human proteins as part of their milk. This is then filtered out

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