The latest development in the egg industry will lead to cessation of male chicks extermination
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Rehovot team finds ‘genetic modification’ to halt embryogenesis, stopping formation of males when they are just a cell cluster; males routinely killed because they can’t lay eggs
The innovative solution from The Volcanic Institute and NRS Poultry is proposing to make a genetic change in chickens, which will prevent the male eggs from developing. The work is already in the final stages of development and it is possible that in about three years no more chicks will be destroyed.