IBD Research Study Announcement

Enrollment In This IBD Research Study Is Closed

Knowing your genes can be a crucial information to understanding who you are, assessment of your health risks and answering many questions you may have.

Today I have a good and exciting news for people with IBD: Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis! Please hare it with others:

The largest DNA ancestry in the world with over 750,000 genotyped members is looking for participants for a genetic study and if you are qualified you can get your genetic test at no costs and help the research.

23andMe is dedicated to helping individuals understand their own genetic information using recent advances in DNA analysis technologies and web-based interactive tools. 23andMe enables individuals to gain deeper insights into personal ancestry and genealogy through their DNA. The company’s name refers to the fact that average human DNA is organized into “23 pairs” of chromosomes. Learn more at 23andme.com

The Official Description Of The IBD Research Initiative:


23andMe and Pfizer are collaborating to study Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in a research initiative that is designed to recruit and genotype 10,000 individuals from the U.S. who have Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. The partners aim to discover the underlying genetics involved in IBD, with the hope that this knowledge will lead to new or improved treatments.

Eligible enrollees will receive the 23andMe Personal Genome Service® at no cost, including reports on their ancestry and their raw genetic data. Learn more about the study here


IBD is a group of inflammatory conditions of the colon and small intestine. People who have been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis are eligible for this study.

In order to participate in this first IBD study, you must meet all six criteria below:

● You’ve been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis by a qualified physician.

● You’re willing to submit a saliva sample for DNA testing and complete online surveys related to your condition.

● You have access to the internet.

● You are at least 6 years old (minors under 18 require parental consent to enroll).

● You are not a 23andMe customer

● You reside in the United States.

If you are a current 23andMe customer, learn how you can participate here.


If you have questions about the IBD study, please email 23andMe directly at ibd-help@23andme.com. Enroll into the genetics study here

Enrollment In This IBD Research Study Is Closed