23andMe’s Genetic Research for Lupus
23andMe is a genetic research company founded in 2006 that specializes in analyzing DNA, allowing people to get tested for certain genetic diseases and find out about their ancestry. In 2015, it launched a new research study into lupus in collaboration with Pfizer.
In this 23andMe film, Mary Francis shares her experience with lupus and pulmonary hypertension. Mary was diagnosed at the age of 23, following the appearance of a butterfly-shaped rash on her face. She explains her symptoms, her medication, and why she decided to participate in 23andMe’s lupus research in the hopes that it will lead to better understanding of the disease and to bring doctors closer to finding a cure.
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