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Viewpoint: Parents’ anti-GMO fervor just might contribute to children’s allergies

Eating organic and avoiding GMOs has no effect on food allergies. But the mentality underlying GMO avoidance and overly-protective parenting ...
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Countering severe peanut allergies through oral immunotherapy

Mom Monica Glover said the family discovered Ellis' peanut allergy when she was about 3. … Glover seized the opportunity ...
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Hypoallergenic foods: Genetic engineering could help prevent 30,000 US ER visits annually

Hortense Dodo has genetically engineered a hypoallergenic peanut. But she isn’t targeting people with peanut allergies. Not directly, anyway. ...
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DNA test could help people with severe food allergies avoid peanuts

For people with severe peanut allergies, eating even minuscule amounts of the legume can trigger anaphylaxis -- a life-threatening condition ...
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Talking Biotech: How genetic engineering can reduce cancer-causing contaminants in peanuts

Plant pathologist Dilip Shah: GMO peanuts could help eliminate a potent threat to human health in the developing world ...
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Can online gamers help developing nations solve aflatoxin crop contamination?

Puzzle solvers at the website Fold.it, a crowdsourcing project, are being asked to look for new and efficient ways to ...
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Early warning child allergy detection system? Competing theories of how to inoculate children against developing reactions

Allergic reactions to foods can strike young children without warning. Now, a controversial blood test may be able to detect ...
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Talking Biotech: University of Georgia’s Peggy Ozias-Akins on genetically engineering peanuts to fight aflatoxin, allergies

University of Georgia's Peggy Ozias-Akins on engineering peanuts to reduce allergies and presence of aflatoxin ...