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Chronic fatigue syndrome linked to nearly 200 genetic variants

In a study of more than 2,300 people with chronic fatigue syndrome, 91 percent had these genetic variants, in a finding that could improve diagnosis and treatment.

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September 23, 2022

Almost 200 genetic variants of 14 genes have been linked to chronic fatigue syndrome

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Scientists have discovered possible genetic risk factors involved in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME).

ME/CFS is a poorly understood condition characterized by persistent fatigue and mental confusion. it is thought that affect about 17 million people worldwide.

To better understand its cause, Steve Garner at UK biotech company PrecisionLife and colleagues analyzed DNA samples from 2,382 UK Biobank study participants, all of whom had…

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