The Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University is recruiting pairs of twins for a study on the mechanisms of food allergy in order to move towards a therapeutic cure. Twins provide a unique way to look at genetic and environmental factors that cause food allergy.

We are looking for both identical and fraternal twin pairs. To be eligible, participants must have no history of cancer or autoimmune diseases. Twins are not required to have any food allergies to be eligible for this study, however, twins with a history of food allergy are strongly encouraged to participate.

If you are interested in getting more information or participating, please email or call (650) 724-0293.

Read about how these twins have contributed to our research. 

Twin Study

Participation in this clinical trial at the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research involves:

  • One study visit (1.5-2 hours), and, if needed, follow-up visits at the Center, located at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, CA
  • Physical exams, skin prick testing, blood tests, and cheek swab.
  • An opportunity to play an important role in better understanding changes in the immune system that leads to food allergy.
  • $50 Amazon Gift Certificate and $ 0.50 per mile as compensation for your time and effort. 

For general information about participants’ rights, contact 1-866-680-2906

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