DIYgenomics ... crowdsourced health research studies
DIYgenomics is a non-profit research organization interested in the realization of personalized medicine
through crowdsourced health initiatives.
Several DIYgenomics crowdsourced research studies are currently in process, particularly for vitamin deficiency, aging, and mental performance. The generalized hypothesis is that one or more genetic polymorphisms (mutations) may result in out-of-bounds phenotypic biomarker conditions (for example, low Vitamin D blood levels), and that personalized intervention may improve this. Studies are run on automated health collaboration platforms like Genomera.
The first study, begun in early 2010, investigates two mutations in the MTHFR gene which purportedly lead to Vitamin B-12 deficiency and higher homocysteine levels, and may impact about 60% of the U.S. population. Study participants try a series of interventions and measure the results with blood tests at each phase. The methodology and pilot study results were published in December 2010 and ongoing participation in this and other studies is welcomed.
Mobile and web apps
DIYgenomics offers apps on the web and mobile platforms, some of which include the ability to privately upload 23andMe data for review. The apps feature health risk (a side-by-side comparison of markers reviewed by consumer genomic companies for the top 20 health conditions), drug response (identifying markers associated with metabolism and side effects for 250 drugs), and athletic performance capability.
Phone/Text: 650 . 681 . 9482
Email: studies TAKE THIS OUT @ diygenomics.org
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