GWAS Yields Risk Variants, Methylation Profiles Associated with Peanut Allergy | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In Nature Communications today, an international team led by investigators at Johns Hopkins University described both genetic variants and epigenetic shifts associated with peanut allergy in individuals of European descent.

Using samples collected for the Chicago Food Allergy Study, the researchers genotyped more than 1,300 children with one of nine different food allergies, along with one or both of their biological parents.

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