I have mixed feelings about this. My brother died of an allergic reaction to cats, and we've had to have an air filtration system installed in our house because I was having asthma attacks triggered by Jamie. We had already done away with most rugs, curtains, upholstered furniture, etc., and I vacuum every day. Medication hasn't helped me at all. I volunteer at our local shelter, but my help is pretty much limited to ordering food and litter, and making vet runs, because I just can't stay inside the shelter for more than a few minutes. I don't trust the "advertisements" about certain breeds being hypoallergenic, because there's no control over what breeders use for sales arguments. A friend has three Sphinx cats, and I can't stay in her apartment more than five or ten minutes. She wipes them down every day with a wet washcloth, too, because they leave grease marks all over her furniture. Cat allergies aren't a mere inconvenience for some people - they can have literally deadly consequences, meaning I can understand the research being put into the development of hypoallergenic cats. However, no company would put the time and money into "R&D" without thinking about the profits to be made.