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Low-cost freezing method to safeguard indigenous poultry

Chicks born from surrogate chickens that received formerly frozen reproductive cells extracted from embryos
Simple, cost-effective technique of freezing reproductive cells can help secure food production in tropical countries.

Cell marker methods aid study of poultry immunity

Newly developed techniques to study a key immune cell will support research towards managing infection in chickens.

Antibiotic resistance predates modern medicine

Hedgehog in leaves
Bacteria with antibiotic resistance infected wildlife centuries ago, DNA family tree shows.

Stem cell approach to aid study of pig infections

Macrophages
Novel technique can help understand how bugs interact with immune cells to infect livestock.

DNA offers insights into pig muscle development

Analysis of the genetic code of pigs provides insights into muscle growth to inform breeding selection.