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Allergic to cats? Is Fluffy making you sneeze? Well, for a mere $750 to $1,000, you could go to Transgenic Pets and get a cat that has been genetically engineered to be hypoallergenic. “We expect the birth of these first special kittens,” say the cheery scientists, “about two years from now.” Presto: A cute little kitten that does not produce dander.

Of course, it’ll also be a cute little kitten that can MOVE OBJECTS WITH ITS MIND, but whatever.

Update! Collision Detection reader Stoney wrote in to point me to a story at the Sinus News, stating that Transgenic Pets hasn’t been able to find funding for their project. My only question is: There’s a publication called the “Sinus News”?

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I'm Clive Thompson, the author of Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better (Penguin Press). You can order the book now at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powells, Indiebound, or through your local bookstore! I'm also a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a columnist for Wired magazine. Email is here or ping me via the antiquated form of AOL IM (pomeranian99).

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