NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) –The National Institutes of Health this week announced it has awarded a five-year, $29.9 million grant to the Consortium of Food Allergy Research.

The grant is renewal funding, and in addition to supporting CoFar's continuing development of new approaches to prevent and treat food allergies, the money will be used to conduct research into the genetic causes of food allergies and food allergy-related eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases, or EGIDs, NIH said in a statement.

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