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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

 

‘Hypoallergenic cats’ go on sale

`What are claimed to be the world’s first specially bred hypoallergenic cats have gone on sale in the US.

US biotech firm Allerca says it has managed to selectively breed them by reducing a certain type of protein that triggers allergic reactions. [..]

The BBC’s Pascale Harter says there could soon be a global market for the kittens – in the US alone 38 million households own a cat, and around the world an estimated 35% of humans suffer from allergies.’




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