GE Chickens in China

Shanghai Starts up Trans-Genic Chicken Industry

CHINA, Feb 28, 2002 (AsiaPort via COMTEX) -- It's reported
by Xinhua News Agency that the first trans-genic chicken industry
development company appears in Shanghai at present.

Shanghai Fudan Xinyang Biological Technology Corp. founded
by Fudan University and Shanghai Xinyang Breeder Farm has been
the first one to develop trans-genic chicken technology in China.
The professor Huang Weida of Fudan University says that the
trans-genic chicken technology is likely to possess 2 kinds of
industrial development prospects:

1. Improving variety and quality of chicken.

2. Producing protein polypeptide with high medicinal value.

Because poultry has advantages in experimental time, global
scientists engaged with theresearch of trans-genic technology have
focused on chicken.

There have been 9 companies engaged with trans-genic industrial
development in the world in the past 5 years. Experts point that the
technologies of trans-genic chicken must pass security evaluation
based on "Agricultural Trans-Genic Biology Security Management
Statute". The technologies can be put into production only after being
awarded with security certificate.

From Modern Agriculture Weekly, Page 1, Tuesday, February
26, 2002 info@AsiaPort.Com

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