A conversation on allergy: recognizing the past and looking to the future

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  • Erik Melén
  • Bart N. Lambrecht
  • Clare M. Lloyd
  • Marc E. Rothenberg
  • Kenji Kabashima
  • Fabio Luciani
  • Coquet, Jonathan
  • Carole Ober
  • Martijn C. Nawijn
  • Thomas Platts-Mills
  • Erika von Mutius

Allergy is an ever-evolving group of disorders, which includes asthma, atopic dermatitis, rhinitis and food allergies and that currently affects over 1 billion people worldwide. This group of disorders has exploded in incidence since around the start of the 20th century, implying that genetics is not solely responsible for its development but that environmental factors have an important role. Here, Fabio Luciani and Jonathan Coquet, in their role as editors at Immunology & Cell Biology, asked nine prominent researchers in the field of allergy to define the term ‘allergy’, discuss the role of genetics and the environment, nominate the most important discoveries of the past decade and describe the best strategies to combat allergy at the population level going forward.

Original languageEnglish
JournalImmunology and Cell Biology
Issue number10
Pages (from-to)936-946
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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© 2023 The Authors. Immunology & Cell Biology published by John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd on behalf of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Immunology, Inc.

    Research areas

  • Allergy, asthma, hypersensitivity, immune response

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