Australian scientists are paving way for disease-proof animals that could eliminate bird flu and other diseases.
According to the Geelong Advertiser, the CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) project is producing genetically modified chickens using cutting-edge science from the plant world, the Herald Sun reported.
It is hoped the CSIRO super-chickens will breed disease-resistant offspring, creating a line of poultry which is immune to the deadly flu.
"Right now, is the first time we have ever produced a resistant animal to a major disease like this," Dr Jeggo said.
"If we can do it for one, why the hell can't we do it for every other disease? This is a proof-of-concept project which is massive, massive, massive," he said.