Methylation sensitive genes and the transition to allergic disease: a twin study [ 2014 - 2015 ]

Also known as: Epigenetics of asthma: a twin study

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Researchers: Prof Richard Saffery (Principal investigator) ,  Dr Deborah Strickland

Brief description Australia has amongst the highest reported prevalence allergic conditions (including asthma) in the world. Despite this, little is known about how these conditions arise. Mounting evidence implicates environmentally induced disruption of the genetic blueprint via a process known as epigenetics. We are combining the strengths of a unique collection of identical twins where one of a pair is sensitive to house dust mite, with cutting edge genomics, to characterise the pathways leading to allergy in children.

Funding Amount $AUD 493,843.02

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