CHROME study seeking U.S. participants for ME/CFS diagnostic biomarker study - NOW LOOKING FOR HEALTHY CONTROLS

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Note that using gene expression profiles as a biomarker is not a new idea, although the technology has certainly improved in recent years.

Here's a 2009 thread by Cort that discusses this:
https://forums.phoenixrising.me/threads/gene-expression-study-gets-results.254/

And here's a Phoenix Rising article from 2011:
https://phoenixrising.me/archives/5790

And a more recent paper from 2019:
https://forums.phoenixrising.me/threads/klimas-nova-gene-expression-treatment-avenues.75491/

Phoenix Rising members with at least 100 posts may also consult this 2005 paper by Jonathan Kerr:
https://forums.phoenixrising.me/thr...l-blood-mononuclear-cells-from-patients.2178/
 

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I got my email yesterday or today, will finish filling out the form tomorrow and then wait for the kit! One thing I noticed is that in all the official verbiage about consent etc. they refer to CFS, not ME/CFS, and mention someone having or being diagnosed with "chronic fatigue" symptoms (!) - not even using the word "syndrome" - I'm going to send them an email about this.
 

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Received my response email today, as they now need healthy volunteers, I have my parents participating. Hopefully others can recruit friends/family.
I got the same email. They have enough ME/CFS volunteers but now need more health volunteers. I have some family who have volunteered as well - so bumping this thread for more to see --