We are excited to announce we’re partnering on the world’s biggest biomedical study of the causes of ME/CFS with our UK colleagues Action for ME and Professor Chris Ponting of the Medical Research Council Human Genetics Unit at the University of Edinburgh.
The DecodeME genome-wide association study will enroll 20,000 individuals with ME/CFS living in the UK using the You + ME platform. The goal is to analyze DNA from the saliva of people with ME/CFS to see whether the disease is partly genetic and if so, help pinpoint what causes it. The study should help us understand the disease and ultimately find treatments.
This partnership is a significant step towards our vision of creating the largest global dataset of individuals with ME/CFS, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to be working together.