It runs in the family: Study shows peanut allergies are linked to genes (Dr. Denise Daley)

If you have a peanut allergy, you can blame it on your genes, according to new research from St. Paul’s Hospital and UBC.

Researchers have pinpointed several genes that are predisposed to peanut allergy and food allergies in general. 

“Now we know that peanut allergy and food allergies are genetic and there are genetic susceptibilities,” said Dr. Denise Daley, principle investigator at the Institute for Heart and Lung Research at St. Paul’s Hospital, and an associate professor at UBC.  

Wanyee Li reports

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