People diagnosed with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) are invited to take part in the world’s largest genetic study of the disease.
The DecodeME study hopes to reveal the tiny differences in a person’s DNA that can increase their risk of developing ME, sometimes known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). It aims to build a greater understanding of the underlying mechanisms of the disease and assist in the search for effective treatments by testing 25,000 individual DNA samples.
DecodeME will analyse DNA in the saliva of 20,000 donated samples from people with ME/CFS to explore whether the disease is partly genetic.
Read more at: https://www.nihr.ac.uk/news/people-diagnosed-with-me-invited-to-take-part-in-worlds-largest-genetic-study-of-the-disease/31538