spaceship no future

June 2001

Latest cat news: non-allergenic kitties!

Finally I’ll be able to dump Mr. Sneezy, the greedy, flea-ridden, and super-cute neighborhood cat that I’ve been feeding, because cats genetically engineered to not make people sneeze will be here by 2003. A two-man company called Transgenic Pets is currently researching the removal of the gene that produces a protein called Fel d1, known to cause many allergic reactions in humans. While a few obstacles remain, the company is confident that their venture will succeed: Dr. Avner said that since the cats would not be eaten, they raised…