US researchers have been able to remove some of the compounds in a peanut that cause allergic reactions. US Professor Soheila Maleki, from the Agricultural Research Service, presented preliminary findings at the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology last Monday. Professor Maleki says they hope eventually to breed a peanut that will "lessen the development and the severity of the allergic response to peanuts".
You can read a summary of the project. Two thumbs up on this one!