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Center for Applied Genomics

Today's Research Becomes Tomorrows Cure

Pediatrics researchers have identified the first major gene location responsible for a severe, often painful type of food allergy called eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). In this disease, which may cause weight loss, vomiting, heartburn and swallowing difficulties, a patient may be unable to eat a wide variety of foods.
Article by: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; March 08, 2010
 

The genetic underpinnings of many diseases remain elusive, and computer simulations and experimental data suggest a reason why: the true culprit may be masked by a more obvious suspect.
Article by: Nature News; January 26, 2010