Bread Breakthrough: Researchers have developed a wheat-based food with less gluten

Kansas State University researchers have made a breakthrough in developing wheat-based foods with lower amounts of gluten.

It is a discovery that could lessen the adverse effects for those with Celiac or other autoimmune diseases. Scientists successfully used an editing technique to reduce the presence of two types of gluten coding genes that are known to be abundant where protein is formed.

Researchers say gluten will likely never be completely removed from wheat due to its necessity for bread-making, and more research is needed to make wheat safe for those with gluten intolerances.