NIH has awarded the Medical College of Wisconsin and Baylor College of Medicine with more than $2.5 million over four years, depending on availability of funds. These two centers are to be used as the DNA Sequencing Core sites for the NIH’s Undiagnosed Diseases Network.
This announcement has been published today by the GenomeWeb Daily News.
Since M.E. (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) is considered an undiagnosed disease by our government (HHS; NIH, etc.), why can’t M.E. be included in the study of genome sequencing?
There are so many goings-on behind the scenes that the NIH doesn’t want the general public to find out about. The whole scenario is scary. It is easy to feel overwhelmed, helpless and, yes, bushwacked.
I don’t know anything about genomics – I’m not a scientist. But, according to what I can decipher on Wikipedia, it is the study of genes, and DNA. Now, this would be great if scientists could come up with a biomarker for this “undiagnosed disease,” wouldn’t it? This has been the scuttlebutt going around amongst M.E. patients for a long time, and has been included in discussions amongst researchers who are chomping at the bit for funds to do just that.