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Posted by: Richard Tidmarsh

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A history of vaccines

It wasn’t so long ago that we celebrated the 200th anniversary of Edward Jenner's first vaccine against smallpox in 1796. Since then, the development of vaccines has helped… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/a-history-of-vaccines/

Gene confers resistance to Marek’s disease

Scientists have identified a gene that appears to make chickens immune to the deadly Marek's virus - responsible for millions of deaths in chickens each year.
Scientists have identified a gene that appears to make chickens immune to the deadly Marek's virus - responsible for millions of deaths in chickens each year. The discovery could… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/gene-confers-resistance-to-mareks-disease/

GM chickens prevent transmission of bird flu

Bird flu epidemics could be prevented by GM chickens that stop the spread of flu to other birds.
Bird flu epidemics could be prevented by GM chickens that stop the spread of flu to other birds. Scientists modified the chickens to produce small 'decoy' molecules that… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gm-chickens-prevent-transmission-of-bird-flu/

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