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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:32 pm 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39LOgj2asGc

The above video discusses the preservation of poultry cells by freezing. Interestingly they are applying this to rare poultry breeds.

The theoretical process of how these cells could be used is interesting. It is impossible to clone a bird. But it is possible to use the cells described in the video to breed offspring (complicated process). There is talk of doing this to recreate extinct species.

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I suspect that the technology is not quite at a stage to do what they'd hope & the 'rare breed preservation' angle is just spin.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:48 pm 
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That's true. The technology has been used to produce chicken sperm that has bred chicks but at a very low success rate:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22190706

And yes, the rare chicken breed angle is for good publicity. The eventual application to species preservation is still just theoretical.

Anyone else excited about the prospect of breeding chickens from ducks?


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