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|Where||Global, anywhere on the planet|
Donate your DNA to science! If you have used genetic testing services such as 23andMe or Navigenics, you can offer your genetic data to DIYgenomics for a variety of medical studies.
DIYgenomics is now recruiting participants for its first study, which will examine the effect of a common mutation on vitamin B metabolism.
In a gene called the MTHFR gene, two small mutations prevent vitamin B9 (or folic acid) from being metabolized into its active form (folate). People who lack this form of vitamin B may develop nutritional deficiencies and symptoms associated with diabetes complications, including damage to blood vessels and nerves. Up to 60% of people may have some form of MTHFR mutation.
|How to Join|
Your data from genetic testing services such as 23andMe and Navigenics
|Ideal Age Group||Adults|
|Spend the Time||indoors|
|Type of Activity||At home|
|Tags||android, Android, app, App, crowdsourcing, Database, genes, genetics, Genetics, health, Health, iphone, RWJF, windows phone|
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