The power and pitfalls of omics part 2: epigenomics, transcriptomics and ME/CFS
Simon McGrath concludes his blog about the remarkable Prof George Davey Smith's smart ideas for understanding diseases, which may soon be applied to ME/CFS.
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Blog: Thank You To Our ME Experts

Discussion in 'Institute of Medicine (IOM) Government Contract' started by slayadragon, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. slayadragon

    slayadragon Senior Member

    >Our experts have taken a brave and trailblazing stand for ME patients by agreeing, in an open letter to Secretary Sebelius, on an official definition for “ME/CFS,” the Canadian Consensus Criteria (CCC). This is what Secretary Sebelius has been asking for, a consensus on the disease definition coming from the medical community. It’s here now. When HHS entered into the IOM contract to produce a case definition, it was not aware that our experts had already agreed on one. Therefore, the only reasonable response from Secretary Sebelius to the open expert letter is to rescind the IOM contract, as the experts strongly urged, and to use the about $ 1 million dollars in tax-payer money set aside for that contract where it is much more urgently needed and far more efficiently utilized: for bio-medical ME research.

    >Our experts deserve our deepest gratitude for uniting and standing up for us in this monumental way and, maybe even more importantly, for not wavering in the face of unrelenting, if subtle, pressure from the CFIDS Association of America and most likely other powers that be to change their position. That has taken some real integrity. We are witnessing a truly groundbreaking moment!

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