Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Allergy relief in a bowl of rice...

...not just any rice, of course, but rice that's been genetically modified to produce part of an allergen (an allergy-triggering protein). Eating the rice over time confers immunity to the allergen.

This technique is easier to administer than injections and is less likely than injections to cause anaphylactic shock, because the rice is engineered to produce only specific parts of the allergen protein.

—Mellow Monk

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