Genetic research aims to develop celiac friendly wheat

Added on 23 Mar, 2015 . There are .

The Kansas Wheat Commission is paying for research to identify the DNA in wheat that causes a celiac reaction.

The research is being undertaken by Dr Chris Miller, senior director of research, innovation, and quality at Engrain. The target is to create a celiac-safe wheat, which will hopefully solve the problem of making tasty, well-risen celiac friendly bread.

While this groundbreaking research, if successful, would help the millions of celiacs, there's no indication at this stage whether it would also be beneficial to wheat allergy sufferers.

Celiac safe wheat is certainly some years away yet, but researchers are working towards it with a view to reducing celiac disease sufferers diet restrictions.

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