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Low allergy milk from engineered cow – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on October 2nd, 2012.

New Zealand scientists have genetically engineered a cow to produce milk lacking beta-lactoglobulin, a protein to which some people are allergic . Researchers from Agresearch and the University of Waikato used  RNA interference, a process that stops target genes from producing proteins, to engineer a dairy cow capable of producing milk lacking the whey protein […]

Are food allergies on the rise?

Peter Griffin posted in on November 24th, 2009.

There has been a lot of speculation in recent months about an increase in food allergies and food intolerance, both in the scientific literature and in the media. Last night (23 November) Campbell Live ran a story about coeliac disease (an intolerance to gluten), asking the question – how many people think they are gluten […]

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