• Question: What is the most fun experiment you have ever completed?

    Asked by Em to Sharon on 15 Mar 2017.
    • Photo: Xueyuan Jiang

      Xueyuan Jiang answered on 15 Mar 2017:

      Hi Em,

      That would be the one I made my genetically modified chicken! We were studying the genes necessary for chicken feather development. I injected some virus into the chicken embryo to remove a gene that I believe is important for feather development. The egg was hatched as usual. The chick turns out to have much less feather than the normal ones! It is normal in other aspects.