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Peanut allergy may begin in the genes, study shows
Peanut allergy may begin in the genes, study shows

On a recent day, 21/2-year-old Connor was busy helping his grandmother make cookies, a normal family scene except for what happened before the bowls and measuring spoons came out. Connor's mother, Rachel Kasprik, and his grandmother had to research a recipe without milk and peanuts and meticulously scan labels on the ingredients because the Bethesda toddler has food allergies. Up to 10 percent of U.S. children have a food allergy, a large and growing number that experts struggle to explain. But researchers at the Johns Hopkins University now have a clue: A new study suggests some people have a genetic predisposition. "The information could eventually help us to predict...

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