"The goal is to collect about 100,000 DNA samples and compare them with DNA from women who have never experienced depression in hopes of discovering genetic factors that could lead to better prediction, diagnosis and treatment for maternal mental illness."
Downloading the app will then ask the individual if they would like to join the study and if choosing yes the app will then pose questions about anxiety, panic after child birth to see if whether or not the individual has experienced serious postpartum depression. Women with high scores will then be asked if they would like to submit DNA and they will be mailed a kit to donate their saliva.
"it’s possible that you can collect information from tens of thousands of individuals and not find anything.”
Although there may be downsides to this.. I feel like this is the step in the right direction
It just amazes me that science and technology has evolved so much that we are able to develop apps to find certain diseases and assess our health just by using our phones.