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genetic counselor says......

An intersting comment by my UBC MS clinic geneticist " 80% of those with MS have no relatives with MS, 20% have another relative with MS, and it's very rare to have as many relatives as you do with MS!"
I have 2 first cousins, one 1st cousin once removed, four aunts, and two uncles who all have MS. All on my Mom's side. (the aunts & uncles are my Mom's 1/2 sisters and brothers) ...
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Epigenetics

Hi,
I just watched a really interesting programme about identical twins with the same genetics/DNA etc. The programme was about epigenetics and how the enviroment can switch genes on and off which can lead to one identical twin suffering from a disease i.e lukemia or Type 1 diabetes and the other twin not suffering from it. Because they share the same genes there is an enviromental factor (either from the womb-life experiences) that changes the ...
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Researchers Identify Two Genes as Potential Therapeutic Targ

Researchers Identify Two Genes as Potential Therapeutic Targets for Multiple
Sclerosis



ROCHESTER, Minn., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Mayo Clinic study has
found that two genes in mice were associated with good central nervous system
repair in multiple sclerosis (MS). These findings give researchers new hope
for developing more effective therapies for patients with MS and for
predicting MS patients' outcomes. This study will be presented at the Congress
of the European Committee for Treatment ...
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Inherited illness gene swap hope

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27/08/2009

Diseases past down the generations could be wiped out with a breakthrough IVF gene swap.

Scientists created healthy infant monkeys by switching defective genes in the mitochondria - cell "power plants" - in the mothers' eggs.

If the treatment is approved for humans it could put an end to illnesses caused by such genes. These include crippling nerve illnesses similar to multiple sclerosis.

Mitochondrial DNA is also believed to play a role ...
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research progress

Gene Regulates Immune Cells' Ability To Harm The Body
Main Category: Multiple Sclerosis
Also Included In: Genetics; Arthritis / Rheumatology
Article Date: 17 Jul 2009 - 2:00 PDT

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A recently identified gene allows immune cells to start the self-destructive processes thought to underlie autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS) and rheumatoid arthritis, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found.

Researchers showed that mice without the Batf gene lacked ...
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Studies on the genetics of MS

Genetics studies provide new clues to why people develop MS
06 March 2009

New studies are deciphering the complex picture of genetic characteristics that make people susceptible to MS, thanks to international collaborations and unique population studies. Each gives important new clues about why people get MS. Additional large-scale studies, the first stages of which are already underway, promise to uncover the great majority of genes that convey risk for MS, which would pave ...
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Gene Therapy in RA

Two people received genetherapy (IL-1) for RA with some encouraging results:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 153941.htm

--Frank
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iCBBE2009 international conference call for paper xm

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The 3rd International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering (iCBBE2009)
CALL FOR PAPERS
http://www.icbbe.org/
Beijing, China June 11-13, 2009
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This conference is sponsored by IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS),
Beijing Institute of Technology and Wuhan University. All the papers accepted will be included
in the IEEE Xplore and indexed by EI. For more information, ...
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