The Biome Genome Project is a multimillion dollar initiative to develop revolutionary treatments for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
The medical breakthrough will follow investigation of anomalous, genetically programmed reactions to bacteria that live in the intestines of every human being. Only in people with IBD, these reactions produce chronic inflammation.
Scientists with the Pediatric IBD Consortium are now studying biological samples from hundreds of IBD patients. They'll study thousands of samples before their work is finished and reach a much more precise understanding of the bacteria-protein-gene-flare continuum.
Your contribution will help pay for the study of these thousands of donated bio samples and the development of fast, inexpensive drug therapies that can stop inflammation even before it starts.
"In my career as a pediatric gastroenterologist, I have never been more optimistic about the potential of the tools we now have at our fingertips to find the triggers for these diseases." Harland Winter, MD, Director, Pediatric IBD Center, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School. Founding member of the Pediatric IBD Consortium.
Pediatric IBD Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization