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Research Study Alert: Genome-Wide Association Study in People with MuSK MG

By Sujatha Gurunathan Monday, February 5, 2024

Researchers at George Washington University are seeking individuals living with muscle-specific tyrosine kinase-associated myasthenia gravis (MuSK MG) to participate in a genome-wide association study. The objective of this study is to collect a one-time saliva samples from 1000 people with MuSK MG in the United States and to use these samples to identify genetic variations associated with MuSK MG. The data collected may be used by researchers to gain a better understanding of the cause of MuSK MG and to identify biomarkers and targets of therapy for MuSK MG.

This study does not involve an intervention. To be eligible for this study, individuals must:

  • Provide a lab report that confirms the diagnosis of MuSK MG
  • Read and sign a consent form
  • Provide a one-time saliva sample
  • Reside in the United States

To learn more or inquire about participation, visit https://musk1000.smhs.gwu.edu/ or contact the study team by email: musk1000@mfa.gwu.edu or phone: 202-677-6205.

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