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  Sneeze-free grass on the way
Updated 13 April 2002, 11.26

Hay fever sufferers listen up:

Scientists in Australia think they've invented a kind of grass which doesn't make you sneeze.

  Click here for a guide to GM food

They say the genetically modified grass doesn't spread the pollen which makes people sneeze if they're allergic to it.

Genes 'switched off'

Grass can make you sneeze
They say they've '"switched off" the genes which are responsible for the "allergic" part of the grass.

Trials are being run to see if the modified rye grass can be grown in large quantities.

If it all goes to plan the first crop could be available in five years.

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