By David Tuller, DrPH
Note: The DecodeME team held a Facebook Q-and-A this week. If you want more information about the study, you can watch the video here.
Two major UK government funding agencies recently announced grants totalling Â£3.2 million to support a major genetics study of ME. Whatever the long-term findings of DecodeME, spearheaded by the CFS/ME Research Collaborative and the CureME Biobank at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the immediate results were impressiveâ€”the kind of fair and thoughtful news coverage that has been sparse in this domain of science, especially in the UK. In particular, The Times (the UK version, that is; to a New Yorker, there is only the other Times) published a package of six stories over two days–June 23-24–that took the issue and the illness seriously.