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Researchers Hope to Develop First Lab-Grown Chicken

Two years after scientists cooked up the first test tube beef hamburger, researchers in Israel are working on an even trickier recipe: the world's first lab-grown chicken. Professor Amit Gefen, a bioengineer at Tel Aviv University, has begun a yearlong feasibility study into manufacturing chicken in a lab, funded by a nonprofit group called the Modern Agriculture Foundation that hopes "cultured meat" will one day replace the raising of animals for slaughter. The...

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