A Lancaster County man received one of two Lyme Poster Awards at the 2016 European International Lyme and Associated Disease Society Conference.
Bob Miller founded the Ephrata-based NutriGenetic Research Institute in 2015 and is its primary researcher.
He has been offering naturopathic treatments for years and became interested in “why some patients with chronic Lyme disease fail to get better with their physician-directed treatment protocol.”
Miller reported recruiting about 400 people, half with chronic Lyme disease, to have their DNA analyzed by 23andMe and send him copies, as well as complete a survey on tick-borne diseases.
The award was based on his report of his findings that those with chronic Lyme share similar genetic variants.