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Cloned chickens to help fight cancer

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 16 December 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1491
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. Edinburgh

    The scientists who created Dolly the sheep are planning to clone a hen that can lay “golden” eggs that are rich in proteins to fight human cancer.

    They have announced a project aimed at breeding flocks of genetically altered chickens that will act as living pharmaceutical factories, producing anticancer treatments in their eggs.

    The scientists at the Roslin Institute near Edinburgh are confident of success and said that their work will result in a new generation of cancer treatments, produced much more cheaply and easily, with the potential of extending the benefit to many more patients with …

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