GM peas cause surprise allergic reaction

时间:2019-03-02 10:07:02166网络整理admin

Australia’s national research organisation, CSIRO, has abandoned a decade-long project to develop genetically modified pest-resistant peas after tests showed they caused allergic lung damage in mice. The researchers transferred the gene for a protein capable of killing pea weevil pests from the common bean into the pea. When extracted from the bean, this protein does not cause an allergic reaction in mice or people. But the team found that when the protein is expressed in the pea,