We are collaborating with 100+ researchers around the world to answer the question:
How do our genetics impact Long Covid symptoms and recovery?
Have you had COVID-19 related symptoms for over 3 weeks?
We'd like you to join our study.
A positive covid test or a hospital stay are not requirements.
You can also join if you haven’t had COVID-19 symptoms for over three weeks, you could form part of our control group.
There are two ways to take part
(Open to anyone worldwide)
Upload your DNA data (we support 23andMe, Ancestry, MyHeritage, and 10+ others) and fill out information about whether you have had COVID-19 and your symptoms.
Your data (if you give permission) will be used to power research into genetics and COVID-19, and you get access to 15+ free reports.
(UK & USA only for now)
Fill out information about whether you have had COVID-19 and your symptoms. We will use the information you submit to help us ensure that the study is representative*.
Once we have determined the best way to allocate free tests, we will get back in touch via email letting you know whether you are eligible, and next steps if you choose to take part.
* We are planning to achieve gender parity and ethnic diversity (equal or above the UK population average) for study participants, and to include a mixture of asymptomatic, mild, moderate, and severe cases. Signing up does not guarantee a free DNA test, as this will be dependent on factors including number of free tests available (currently 3,000) and the above factors.
Important findings from this project are shared openly so the worldwide scientific community can work together on COVID-19 solutions.
We're also working with Dr David Strain, Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Exeter. David was the lead on the COVID ward for older adults at the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust. David is investigating the links between Long Covid and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and how alterations in patient microvasculature in the brain, heart, and rest of the body may play a part in both conditions.
If you are a genomics researcher, biobank, non-profit, CRO or pharmaceutical company who would like to join this initiative, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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We have funding available for 3,000 free tests. Testing will be made available to asymptomatic, mild, moderate, as well as severe cases. We are planning to achieve gender parity and a high degree of ethnic diversity for study participants, so signing up does not guarantee a free DNA test.
We have a limited number of free tests available, and we want to make sure this project is as impactful as possible given the resources available.
The best way to find out if DNA impacts how severely people suffer from COVID-19 is by looking at the DNA of those people who have had it particularly badly, where that can’t be explained by other factors and comparing these people to asymptomatic, mild, or moderate cases.
There are a lot of unexplained differences in COVID-19 rate and severity between different ethnicities that may or may not have genetic origins, so data from a diverse group of people is essential.
As the project grows, and more funding becomes available, we will update participants who become eligible for a free test in the future.
No, we are offering all of the DNA testing and analysis for free. Through money budgeted by the company, and grant funding from Innovate UK, we are able to pay for 1,000 free DNA tests. We will be contributing data to the COVID-19 Host Genetics Initiative to maximise impact of this initiative by sharing our results with the worldwide scientific research community. More information here.
Have a unique contribution. Your genetic data is 100% unique and so everyone who participates can have a big impact!
Your data is yours. Adjust your permissions and withdraw from research at any time.
Get an update on findings. Research is often a lengthy process and it can take time to produce significant findings. With Sano, you are the first to know when there is an update.
See your impact. Sano also gives you complete visibility over the contributions that you, and your data, are making to research.