An organisation called Charlotte’s Helix has a goal of collecting at least 1,000 DNA samples to add to the AN25K initiative. This initiative has the ambitious goal of collecting 25,000 DNA samples world wide, to try and “crack the code” that makes some people pre-disposed to an eating disorder. This research could open the door to new insights and more effective treatments. If you have ever had a diagnosis of anorexia nervosa, you may be able to help. You can read more about the project at