The Daily Telegraph

ME sufferers wanted for largest ever genes study

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People who have been diagnosed with myalgic encephalom­yelitis (ME) are being invited to take part in the world’s largest genetic study of the disease.

The Decodeme study, led by Edinburgh University’s MRC Human Genetics Unit, aims to reveal the difference­s in a person’s DNA that can increase their risk of ME, also known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).

It is estimated more than 250,000 people in the UK are affected by the condition. The researcher­s are looking for people aged 16 and over in the UK to take part in the study from home. They can sign up on the Decodeme website from 12pm today.

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