FUMS 076 - How YOUR Saliva Can Help Advance MS Research

FUMS: Giving Multiple Sclerosis The Finger

Mar 9 2021 • 40 mins

The popularity of personal DNA testing and genome sequencing has really increased in recent years. As someone with MS, have you ever thought about getting it done yourself?

Patrick Short is the co-founder and CEO of Sano Genetics, a platform that helps patients match with precision medicine research and learn more through personalised reports, and other content including patient stories. The platform is patient-centric and private-by design, and through data-driven matchmaking and home genomic testing, has enabled precision medicine studies in common and rare diseases, including autoimmune and neurology (MS in particular) as an area of focus.

Sano Genetics empowers people to access research, information, and their DNA through their platform. It works as a guide for people who want to take part in research and inform them of different types of research. Participants can also gain access to their DNA through some of Sano's research projects.

Exclusive FUMS giveaway!

You can enter a giveaway for a free Sano Genetics DNA kit through this link. You must create and validate an account in order to enter and a winner will be picked after the giveaway closes (two weeks after the episode is published on Tuesday March 9th, 2021).

Topics covered in this episode include:

  • The different types of research which Sano Genetics carries out
  • Is MS genetic?
  • What is precision or personalised medicine?
  • The Sano Genetics process - and Kathy's own experience
  • How can research benefit the MS community?

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