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Scientists deepen genetic understanding of MS

Post by MSUK » Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:21 pm

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Five scientists, including two from Simon Fraser University, have discovered that 30 per cent of our likelihood of developing Multiple Sclerosis (MS) can be explained by 475,806 genetic variants in our genome. Genome-wide Association Studies (GWAS) commonly screen these variants, looking for genetic links to diseases.

Corey Watson, a recent SFU doctoral graduate in biology, his thesis supervisor SFU biologist Felix Breden and three scientists in the United Kingdom have just had their findings published online in Scientific Reports. It's a sub-publication of the journal Nature. ...Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1347
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