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Generation of Influenza-Resistant Chicken by Triple Combination Lentiviral Vector-mediated Genetic Modification

Chen Yangchao of the Chinese University of Hong Kong proposes developing a lentiviral vector that targets the entry and replication of influenza viruses in domestic chickens. The team plans to test the ability of these modified chickens to be resistant to various influenza viruses in an effort to reduce the frequency of flu epidemics in poultry and, ultimately, in humans.

More information about Create New Ways of Protecting Against Infectious Diseases (Round 2)

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