Thursday, December 8, 2016
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Duck successfully fathers a chicken


Posted on Friday, 22 March, 2013 | Comment icon 46 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


Image credit: sxc.hu

 
In a new medical experiment a duck has been able to father a chicken following a special procedure.

The remarkable 'Turducken' was created at the Central Veterinary Research Laboratory in Dubai when scientists injected a chicken's germ cells in to the reproductive organs of a male duck embryo. Once the duck had fully grown it was able to produce the sperm cells of a chicken, a first for science.

While the project is initially aimed towards producing more fertile hens, it is hoped that the technique could eventually be used to allow hens to produce eggs belonging to rare, endangered or even extinct species of birds.

"The ultimate goal is to ”use this system to propagate endangered species or potentially bring back an extinct one,” according to a recent TEDx talk by Mike McGrew."

  View: Full article |  Source: TIME Magazine

  Discuss: View comments (46)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #37 Posted by DKO on 23 March, 2013, 6:55
Maybe it is. IVF kids are 30 per cent in classrooms in Australia. IVF KIDS generally have high fertility problems, most need IVF themselves, especially if both parents are IVF. Yeah I wonder what it will be like down the track.
Comment icon #38 Posted by Neurotoxin78 on 23 March, 2013, 11:00
So where's the photo of this bird???
Comment icon #39 Posted by libstaK on 23 March, 2013, 11:02
I call fowl play.
Comment icon #40 Posted by Skeptic Chicken on 23 March, 2013, 17:26
Chuck!
Comment icon #41 Posted by Sundew on 23 March, 2013, 20:47
The drake takes one look at the baby and says to the hen, "Lucy, you got some 'splainin' to do!" Sorry, couldn't resist.....
Comment icon #42 Posted by CRIPTIC CHAMELEON on 23 March, 2013, 21:04
So birds of a feather do flock together.
Comment icon #43 Posted by Render on 26 March, 2013, 14:09
Totaly 100% different. Care to elaborate?
Comment icon #44 Posted by Geldoblam on 27 March, 2013, 6:47
Bring back dinosaurs.
Comment icon #45 Posted by Andromedan Starseed 333 on 30 March, 2013, 17:50
this feels and sounds wrong in a way and at the same time i find it amazing that we could bring back extinct animals too:)let's bring back the dodo bird and platypus too LoL what bothers me about this is that they are changing and messing around with natural evolution and changing animals DNA.i do not like the sound of that.
Comment icon #46 Posted by trish1997 on 2 April, 2013, 20:43
what is next spider-duck.. snake-dog ? grasshopper-roach ?


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

5826523
263575
164344

 
Loch Ness Monster sightings are on the rise
12-7-2016
There have been more sightings of the elusive creature this year than during any other this millennium.
Earth to see 25-hour days as rotation slows
12-7-2016
Scientists have been attempting to work out how long it will take for us to gain an extra hour per day.
Germany's nuclear fusion reactor really works
12-6-2016
Scientists have confirmed that the experimental machine is operating with 'unprecedented accuracy'.
Mysterious 'sea blob' sighted after 100 years
12-6-2016
A strange-looking invertebrate has been spotted by a deep-sea ROV over a century after its discovery.
Other news in this category
Germany's nuclear fusion reactor really works
Posted 12-6-2016 | 23 comments
Scientists have confirmed that the experimental machine is operating with 'unprecedented accuracy'....
 
AI predicts the future by watching videos
Posted 12-5-2016 | 8 comments
An artificial intelligence is learning how to anticipate what is going to happen in the next few seconds....
 
Global warming 'beyond point of no return'
Posted 12-2-2016 | 48 comments
A groundbreaking new study suggests that scientists have underestimated the impact of climate change....
 
'Breakthrough' will make chocolate healthier
Posted 12-1-2016 | 9 comments
Swiss food giant Nestle has found a way to reduce sugar in chocolate by 40% without affecting the taste....
 
Today's androids aren't realistic enough
Posted 11-29-2016 | 21 comments
It takes the average person only 0.25 seconds to tell that an android is not an actual human being....
 
Can being cold really give you the cold ?
Posted 11-29-2016 | 14 comments
It has long been considered something of an old wives' tale, but could there really be some truth to it ?...
 
Parallel universes are real, claim scientists
Posted 11-28-2016 | 56 comments
The 'many interacting worlds' theory ties quantum physics to the idea of countless parallel universes....
 
Melanesian DNA hints at mystery hominid
Posted 11-27-2016 | 3 comments
Hints of an unknown species of human have been found in the DNA of the modern day Melanesian people....
 
13% chance of doomsday, claims maths expert
Posted 11-25-2016 | 18 comments
Dr Fergus Simpson maintains that humanity has a 13% chance of going extinct before the century is out....
 
Ice cream for breakfast 'makes you smarter'
Posted 11-25-2016 | 27 comments
A Japanese scientist has revealed that eating the frozen dessert for breakfast boosts mental performance....
 
New UK law enables mass online surveillance
Posted 11-22-2016 | 97 comments
The 'Investigatory Powers Act' means that from now on, nothing you do or say online will ever be private....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com © 2001-2015
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ