* NIMH Funded Genetic Study of Anorexia - Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have been chosen to lead the first ever, government-funded genetic study of Anorexia Nervosa. The international, multi-site collaboration is looking for 400 families that are eligible to participate in the research study. The purpose of the study is to find regions of the human genome that contain genes that influence the risk for anorexia. If there are 2 or more people in your family who have or have had anorexia, call 1-888-895-3886 or visit www.angenetics.org.

*Research on Genes and Eating Disorders: The National Institute of Mental Health is sponsoring a multicenter, international study seeking to determine whether a gene or genes might predispose individuals to develop anorexia nervosa. They need families with at least two relatives (e.g., sisters, brothers, cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents) who have or had anorexia nervosa, and who would be willing to participate. The study involves the completion of interviews, questionnaires and a blood draw. Participants do not need to travel and will be paid upon completion of the study. For more information call 1-888-895-3886, email EDResearch@upmc.edu or visit the website www.angenetics.org.