Around 30 genetic risk factors for developing multiple sclerosis have been discovered by a UK-led team.
It brings to more than 50 the total number of genetic clues to the disease.
The research, published in Nature, will help identify risk factors and perhaps future treatments or even a cure, said the MS Society.
Most of the genes are linked to immunity, backing the idea that the disease is triggered when the immune system turns against itself.
Genes are only part of the story, however, with other factors, such as vitamin D or a viral infection, thought to play an important role.... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1347