I've been getting a lot of emails about Allerca
, the company that claims it will start selling genetically engineered hypo-allergenic cats in 2007. It may be that they never manage to do what they claim they will do. Or at least, they never manage to do it in commercially viable quantities. But I'm pretty sure they're very serious about trying to do it. But I think they should lower the price a bit. At $3500 a pop, these cats are only going to be for the very rich, considering that you can pick up a cat for free at the pound, and as they themselves admit, female cats are far less allergenic than male cats anyway.
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Firstly, the cloning of a cat has been seriously discussed by scientists because it is a complicated procedure: some animals are harder to clone because of unusual details of their biology.
Secondly, there ARE non-allergenic dogs already; Crossing a Labrador and a French Poodle produces an animal with fur that is much less likely to cause asthma in humans. These so-called 'Labradoodles' are often bred as guide dogs for allergic blind people.
I'm not so sure they're non-allergenic. They don't shed much, if any, but all dogs produce dander, which is what most allergic people react to.
There is another type of purebreed like this too, some kind of Norwegian cat, but I can't remember what it's called.
But no thanks, don't engineer me any cats. I'd rather take meds or just be cat-free. People will do anything to make money.
keep up the good work.
But no thanks, don't architect me any cats. I'd rather yield meds or just be cat-free. People will do annihilation to accomplish money.