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Gene editing to end cat allergies

Posted by Janet Rhodes on

  There have been some useful advances in the search for a solution to the miseries of allergic reactions to our beloved pets. A recent Allergy Best Buys blog post  looked at the promising development of  a vaccine against dog allergies. And now scientists are using cutting-edge technology to make allergic reactions to cats a thing of the past. It has been known for some time that a single gene and its protein Fel D 1 are the primary cause of 90 per cent of cat allergies. Researchers have mostly focussed on ways to neutralise the effects of the protein. But scientists at...

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