You can participate in the MDcovid study if you have had Covid-19 and have had your DNA analyzed by 23andMe, Ancestry, FamilyTreeDNA, LivingDNA, MyHeritage, HomeDNA or another DNA analysis company. Participation requires the completion of a short survey and the submission of your DNA results, which will be used only for the purpose of this study.
The DNA data that you upload to our site will only be used for the purpose of understanding Covid-19. Using special computer software, MDcovid will compare DNA of people who have had Covid-19 in an effort to look for patterns in those who have mild symptoms and those who have more severe symptoms. The goal of this study is to better understand Covid-19 so that scientists can develop treatment.
Upon uploading your DNA file, MDcovid will assign it a reference number which is how it will be identified to our team. MDcovid will be looking for patterns among DNA files and will not correspond directly with any participant about his or her DNA findings. Your DNA file will be used strictly for the purpose of understanding Covid-19 in comparison to others who have had the disease and will not be used for any other purpose.
At some point in the future, MDcovid hopes to make available free or discounted DNA testing to those who have had Covid-19 and would like to join our study but can’t afford to have their DNA analyzed. Please contact us to be placed on our list if you wish to be considered for free or discounted DNA testing in the future.
Thank you so much for your interest in helping us win the fight against Covid-19. Please help MDcovid build awareness of our study by sharing our site with your friends and family. The more people who know about what we’re doing, the better chance we will have winning the fight against Covid-19.
Once MDcovid has enough DNA samples from those who have had Covid-19, our team can start to look for patterns. We will share our findings and will continue to analyze DNA looking for more information. Please subscribe to our email list if you would like to hear of MDcovid’s progress in understanding Covid-19.