eating-disorder

As part of an international research project titled the Eating Disorders Genetics Initiative, researchers at Flinders University are exploring whether genetic factors play a substantial role in a person’s risk, or predisposition, to developing anorexia nervosa or other eating disorders.

Their work focuses on identifying specific genetic variants that increase risk for developing such a disorder and initial results are due to be published in 2018.

But, researchers now need your help to progress to the second phase of this ground-breaking research and collect thousands of new samples, obtain more information from previous donors, and launch genetic studies for other eating disorders such as bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder.

The team at Flinders University has an incredible opportunity to be world leaders in the genetics of eating disorders. Can you help them?

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