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Disclosure of potential conflict of interest: J Lötvall has consulted for GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, and Merck; has received grants from GlaxoSmithKline; and has received payment for lectures from AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, and Merck. CA Akdis has received research support from Novartis, the Swiss National Science Foundation, the European Commission, the Global Allergy and Asthma European Network, and the Christine Kühne Center for Allergy Research and Education (for which he is the director); he has also consulted for Actellion, Aventis, Stallergenes, and Allergopharma. LJ Rosenwasser has consulted for Sanofi, Regeneron, Novartis, Genentech/Roche, and AstraZeneca; has received grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Novartis; and has received payment for lectures from Genentech, Roche, AstraZeneca, and Alcon; in addition, he holds patents related to IL-1. RW Weber has received grants from Genentech, Novartis, and Merck, and has received payment for lectures from Genentech and AstraZeneca. AW Burks has consulted for Dannon Co. Probiotics, Exploramed Development LLC, Intelliject, McNeil Nutritionals, Merck & Co., Novartis, Nutricia, Pfizer, Portola Pharmaceuticals, and Schering-Plough; has received grants from the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network, the Food Allergy Initiative, the NIH, the National Peanut Board, SHS, and the Wallace Research Foundation; and owns stock or stock options in Allertein and Mast Cell, Inc. RF Lockey has consulted for Merck and ALK; has received grants from the NIH and the VA; has received payment for lectures from Merck and AstraZeneca; and has received royalties from Informa. N Papadopoulos has served on an advisory board for Abbott; has received grants from Nestlé, MSD, and Deviblis (EBT); has received payment for lectures from Allergopharma, Uriach, and GlaxoSmithKline; and has received payment for development of educational presentations from MSD and Uriach. The other authors declare that they have no relevant conflicts.