Chicken Bioreactor: Chickens Which Produce Human Proteins with Dr Lissa Herron
From Hanna Peach
In this podcast episode, we interview Dr Lissa Herron from the Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh on her research. Quote: "In chickens you can make human proteins that are of a different species’ proteins and the chicken doesn’t notice, it’s just laying a normal egg"
Chickens are genetically modified to produce human proteins in their eggs. Research suggests these proteins offer a cost-effective method of producing certain types of high-value drugs currently used in research studies, and potentially, one day in patients. Listen to hear more about her science and methods.