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Chicken Eggs instead of Mouse Embryos

Hühnereier statt Mäuseembryos
Chicken embryo at day 2 of development. (Image: University of Basel, Tschopp Lab, Department of Environmental Sciences)

In order to study certain aspects of vertebrate development, researchers from the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Basel are exploring the use of chicken eggs as an alternative to mice. This method avoids the need to sacrifice mother animals to obtain embryos.

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