Discovery of 48 More Genetic Variants Linked with MS
Another milestone in multiple sclerosis research, scientists have found an additional 48 genetic variants that are linked with MS. This brings the total number of known genetic variants to 110.
Individually, each genetic variant is only responsible for a very small risk for multiple sclerosis. But when taken together, the 110 genetic variants “explain approximately 20 percent of the genetic component of the disease,” according to a news release on the finding.
Being able to understand the genetic roots behind the disease will help further our understanding of the disease and will ultimately help scientists find a cure.Read more....
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