Flu resistant chickens in battle against next human pandemic
New flu pandemics often caused by wild bird viruses reaching humans via the poultry industry.
University of Edinburgh creating transgenic chicks that are insusceptible to flu.
Could stop a new form of bird flu before it reaches humans .
Previous project found a protein encoding gene in chickens that flu viruses require to infect a host.
Crispr will allow the scientists to change this gene in living chickens.
European Union rules treat gene-edited animals the same as genetically modified organisms.