When we approached the potential funders earlier this year, we presented an indicative budget. Unfortunately, when the full budget was calculated, we realised that there was limited space for any biobanking work. At a workshop organised by the funders, which people with ME and scientists attended, there was overall agreement that the GWAS should be prioritised and that a proposal to extend the UK ME/CFS Biobank should be developed separately.

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