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Myalgic Encephalopathy/Encephalomyelitis

Volume 447: debated on Monday 12 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated into genetic abnormalities in white blood cells of myalgic encephalopathy and encephalomyelitis sufferers; and if he will make a statement. (74418)

The Department supports medical and clinical research through the Medical Research Council (MRC), which welcomes high quality proposals in these areas.

The MRC is not currently supporting any research specifically into genetic abnormalities in the white blood cells of sufferers from either myalgic encephalopathy or encephalomyelitis.