Researchers perform large genome-wide analysis of multiple sclerosis

20:00 EDT 17 Oct 2016 | AAAS

(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.

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