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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Large Genetic Study To Identify The Mechanisms Of The Disease Is Underway In The UK

Saturday 22 August 2020


From Gilmore Health News:


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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Large Genetic Study to Identify the Mechanisms of the Disease Is Underway in the UK

By Mary Moore
Published on August 10, 2020
Reviewed by Gilmore Health on August 11, 2020
© Copyright 2020 Gilmore Health News.

British researchers recently announced the start of a genetic study to try to identify the mechanisms of chronic fatigue syndrome.

The DecodeME research program will spend 4.7 million dollars on chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). This is good news for the estimated millions of people who suffer from this unusual and poorly understood disease. According to the UK Medical Research Council (MRC), this is one of the world’s largest genetic studies of the disease, also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS).

On 24 June, the MRC and the National Institute for Health Research officially launched the new study “in the hope of contributing to the development of a screening test and targeted treatments”. To this end, the research team plans to collect 20,000 DNA samples from people suffering from this chronic fatigue syndrome.


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