How environment influences allergy before and after birth

What mothers-to-be eat and breathe can have an impact on the future baby, possibly leading to the development of allergic diseases. Sabine Langie hypothesizes that diet, life style habits and air pollutants, for instance, can alter gene expression without changing DNA sequence (i.e. via altered DNA methylation patterns) leading to changes in the child’s immune system. Identifying predictive biomarkers of allergic diseases could help creating prevention strategies, in children or before pregnancy.

Watch this interview where Sabine explains it all.