Man's even better friend?
By Philip Cohen WITHIN two years, Transgenic Pets of Syracuse, New York, plans to genetically engineer cats so they won’t cause allergies in people. And the company is not alone. Others have also been considering modifying pets to give them longer lives, correct genetic defects or make them disease-resistant. If they succeed, GM pets could soon be available from your local pet store. For the first time, ordinary people will own transgenic animals—and grow to love them. But others will look on such pets with uncertainty,