GMO chickens coming to a coop near you?

The USDA reports that 48 million birds have been affected by the avian flu this year and it’s responsible for the eradication of chicken and turkey flocks across the United States. The solution? As Laurence Tiley, a virology specialist at the University of Cambridge, explains in a National Geographic article, it’s a genetically-modified chicken that isn’t able to pass the virus on to other birds. What stands between the GM chicken and commercial implementation is opposition to using genetic modification techniques to mess with animals.