Egg Allergy? Eat Allergy Free Eggs

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  March 15, 2012 at 3:42 PM Child Health News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

Australian scientists are working on developing allergy free eggs. Children who are allergic to eggwhite might soon be able to eat it as researchers are working on modifying egg proteins so that hens start laying allergy-free eggs.
 Egg Allergy? Eat Allergy Free Eggs
Egg Allergy? Eat Allergy Free Eggs

Using RNAi (RNA interference) technology the researchers hope to switch off the 4 major allergens out of the 40 proteins that are found in egg, thus creating a hypoallergenic egg that will produce chickens that will, in turn, lay allergy-free eggs.

Professor Tim Doran said, "We are not producing genetically modified chickens as part of this research, we are simply modifying the proteins within the egg whites to produce chickens that lay allergy-free eggs."

The research is expected to be completed within 3-years, allergy-free flu vaccines will be available within 5-years and allergy-free eggs in supermarkets within 5-10 years.This research is a collaboration between Deakin University, CSIRO and the Poultry Co-operative Research Centre.

Source: Medindia

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

Related Links

More News on:

Allergy Types of Food Allergies Dealing with Pollen Allergy Remedies for Seasonal Allergy Relief Choose The Right Over-the-Counter Drugs for Allergy Allergy - Symptom Evaluation Stay Well This Winter 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Find a Doctor

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive