BOSTON (CBS) – Researchers in Scotland say they have found a way to have chickens lay eggs filled with medicine. It’s a method that could make some drugs much more affordable.
Scientists at The University of Edinburgh have genetically modified the birds to produce human proteins in their eggs that boost the immune system. Now, the chickens are laying eggs containing cancer-killing drugs.
“In the past, making these transgenic animals has been very inefficient very expensive and difficult,” says Professor Helen Sang of the Roslin Institute at The University of Edinburgh, “And what we’ve done is found a method that makes it a lot faster a lot more efficient.” source
Chickens To Lay Eggs Filled With Cancer-Killing Drugs