Italian scientists are developing hypo-allergenic apples3/23/2013
Being allergic to a fruit may be peanuts in comparison to the horror of, say, a chocolate allergy, but Italian scientists are hard at work creating hypo-allergenic apples. The Ager Melo Group is mapping the apple's genes and pinpointing the genetic markers responsible for triggering allergic reactions. They then hope to replace them with hypo-allergenic proteins from other plants, easy as pie. OK, it's not that simple and could take 20 years. But if they succeed, people allergic to apples (and, potentially other foods) would be able to eat away without risk of a nasty reaction. [Source]
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