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Community recruitment for a large genetics study of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) is a chronic disease affecting an estimated 250,000 people in the UK and approximately 1.5 million in the USA. There is no biomolecular explanation why some people are at greater risk of being diagnosed with ME/CFS. This is despite many studies highlighting changes in biomolecules or cell types as being characteristic of ME/CFS. Researchers are recruiting up to 25,000 people in the UK with a clinical diagnosis of ME/CFS. These will include 5,000 people whose ME/CFS diagnosis was a consequence of SARS-CoV-2 infection. The study should generate hypotheses regarding the genes, mechanisms and cell types contributing to ME/CFS disease aetiology.

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  1. Authors: Anouk GW van Norden, Karlijn F de Laat, Rob AR Gons, Inge WM van Uden, Ewoud J van Dijk, Lucas JB van Oudheusden, Rianne AJ Esselink, Bastiaan R Bloem, Baziel GM van Engelen, Machiel J Zwarts, Indira Tendolkar, Marcel G Olde-Rikkert, Maureen J van der Vlugt, Marcel P Zwiers, David G Norris and Frank-Erik de Leeuw

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