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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Hypoallergenic cats

That's right... Hypoallergenic cats.

A California-based company called Allerca has a patent pending for a technique that allows them to produce these genetically modified cats.

People who are allergic to cats are actually allergic to a particular protein which is excreted through their skin and salivary glands. The ALLERCA GD cat has been engineered not to produce that protein, thus rendering them harmless to the allergy sufferer.

The first batch of ALLERGA GD kittens will be shipped in October. At just shy of $4000 (US) per kitten, it's a real bargain!