Presented by Dr David Martino
It is clear that changing environmental factors have had a dramatic impact on the developing immune system, and are implicated in the rise of many immune mediated diseases such as allergy and asthma. Both genetic and non-genetic heritable factors are encoded within our DNA in the form of sequence variation and epigenetic modifications. Understanding these patterns of variation and their functional consequences for immune development will lead to a better understanding of conditions like allergies and asthma in which both genes and environments play a role. In this plenary David Martino will discuss genetic and epigenetic mechanisms of allergy and asthma.
Go to 31:00 mins of the video to view the Genetics and the immune system presentation.