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23andMe, a genetics testing company, is approaching IBD research in a new way. They are conducting an online study to understand how genes may influence IBD risk, progression and drug response. While over a third of those diagnosed with IBD are African American, African Americans currently represent less than 2% of 23andMe’s study population. African Americans are a critical demographic for understanding IBD, so 23andMe is interested in fixing this under-representation. They hope more African Americans with IBD will join the study.
Study participants receive the 23andMe® Personal Genome Service DNA test kit and related services at no cost and are eligible to receive compensation for completing study surveys.
To learn more and join the IBD study go to23andme.com/IBD