Doing the ‘spit kit’ thing for 23andMe’s new Research Revolution.
Thrilled to be a part of first PATIENT-DRIVEN disease research effort!
Here’s info about the campaign: https://www.23andme.com/researchrevolution/
I’ll be tweeting participation updates @jensmccabe, and blogging about Research Revolution at http://hmrx.posterous.com/.
Why am I joining? Because 23andMe is pledging to “do research on any disease that enrolls enough patients to ensure a productive study.”
If I can help prove the model for any of the 10 conditions below, then we can move along to a condition that’s had a profound impact on my family and work life – depression research.
At 1k-2k participants needed per study, this is no small task.
Patient advocates, caregivers, researchers, and Health 2.0 bloggers take note – Top 10 conditions starting out (July 7-September 30, 2009):
Lymphoma & Leukemia
Severe Food Allergies
Also, the Revolution needs research captains!
Email: email@example.com for more info on the captain program.
Please also feel free to reach out and touch faith – I’ll point you to the correct contact. firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.