Science News reports:
Scottish scientists have genetically engineered hens that can not only produce useful drugs in their eggs but also reliably pass on this characteristic to new generations of chickens. Successfully combining these two traits represents a first for researchers aiming to transform animals into living drug factories, the scientists say.
And someone we all know thinks same-sex conception is a bad idea.
“You can imagine that eventually, not only could you modify the content of an egg for therapeutics, but you could perhaps change the flavor or add something interesting for health,” such as vitamins or heart-healthy fatty acids, Pothier says.
Mmmmm. Chocolate eggs. For real!