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COMT implicated in FM

Discussion in 'Genetic Testing and SNPs' started by cruizin, May 11, 2014.

  1. cruizin

    cruizin

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    Hi all
    I noticed this week that a recent study has connected COMT gene Val158Met polymorphism to FM. See this article for details.

    http://www.prohealth.com/fibromyalg...mpaign=FM&slvor=11779.1154420.0.1.0.99430&eid

    I'm wandering if anyone knows whether this SNP is included in the 23 and me test( I imagine that it is a SNP?). I'm also wandering if anyone has any thoughts about minimising the problems that this variant may cause, or any other comments in general.

    I was very interested that a genetic link may have been found
    Cruizin
    Last edited: May 11, 2014
  2. Sea

    Sea Senior Member

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    Yes it is tested by 23andme. It's rs4680. With the minor allele frequency at 39% I don't think it's going to be having much effect by itself.
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