So while the forums have never been private in the "by invitation only" sense or even limited to perusal by members only, in July we did correct a technical issue that was preventing search engines from seeing forum content. As a non-profit with the mission described here ...
... ApoE4.Info, Inc. should be easy to find. Our forum discussions are a rich source for search matching and greatly improve our ability to serve as "a contact point for anyone interested in the APOE-ε4 gene".Our Mission. ApoE4.info, Inc. is dedicated to understanding the APOE-ε4 gene and how it affects health. We do this by:
- providing basic information about the APOE-ε4 gene
- running an active forum and Facebook page
- acting as a contact point for anyone interested in the APOE-ε4 gene
- pursuing research about the APOE-ε4 allele to mitigate related negative health effects including but not limited to Alzheimer’s disease and cardiovascular disease
- connecting researchers and carriers of the gene
- organizing regular APOE-ε4 Conferences
- working with the media to inform and educate health professionals and the public about the APOE-ε4 gene
All that said, Internet searching is effective, and our profile today is higher than it was. The moderators have had to adapt to a higher spam burden, and it's as natural for us all to be surprised to see our words pop up on search engine results as it was for us to be amazed by Julie's appearance on Dr. Oz and the mention of our community in Dr. Bredesen's The End of Alzheimer's. We're on a journey together to build a world that takes our genetic profile into account, and our prominence will continue to grow.