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 epigenetics.
If anyone knows about the epigenetics in MS I would be really interested in knowing more.
I have started looking at the prevelance on MS in identical twins but cannot find that many studies.
I was just wondering as well that if there is an enviromental trigger which leads to a gene being turned on or off in MS that would suggest that maybe our enviroment and the way we live could perhaps also have an effect on deactivating the gene in question.
I think epigenetics is so interesting.
It also got me thinking about CCSVI.
If CCSVI is something congenital then identical twins should both suffer with MS regardless of triggers. (as that theory is occluded veins a mechanical problem that identical twins should share).
It should get to the bottom of whether stenosis is aquired or congential.
and If one has occluded veins does that meant they will automatically develop MS.