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(American Society of Human Genetics) In a genome-wide analysis of more than 110,000 samples, scientists have identified 200 loci associated with multiple sclerosis, a disease in which the immune system attacks the brain and spine, disrupting signaling between the brain and body. By comparing genomes of people with and without MS, they identified 200 variants that were more common among those with MS. Most implicate genes associated with immune cells and function, including a few potentially specific to brain function.
Original Article: Researchers perform large genome-wide analysis of multiple sclerosisNEXT ARTICLE
Bioinformatics is the application of computer software and hardware to the management of biological data to create useful information. Computers are used to gather, store, analyze and integrate biological and genetic information which can then be applied...
Multiple Sclerosis MS
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common disabling neurological condition affecting 100,000 young adults in the UK. The condition results from autoimmune damage to myelin, causing interference in nerve signaling. Symptoms experienced depend on the pa...