Researcher studies wheat mutations to help celiac patients

06/30/2008 | Western-Farmer Stockman (Vancouver, Wash.)

The NIH is making research into food-sensitive intestinal problems a priority and has awarded Washington State University researcher Diter von Wettstein an $837,000 grant to study wheat varieties that can be tolerated by people with celiac disease. His team is working with Arcadia Biosciences of Seattle to find specific gene mutations affecting gliadins, which are what celiac patients cannot tolerate.

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