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Genes and MS is a complicated topic and is relevant for many people with MS and their families.

Although the complete story of the role of genetics in MS is still unfolding, researchers have made a great deal of progress over the last several years. That progress is presented here, in a format that should answer fundamental questions about MS, genes and genetic factors


  • Introduction to genes and MS
  • Understanding the genetics of MS
  • The challenges of studying genes
  • Progress in genetics and MS
  • Genes, MS and families
  • Genetic studies in childhood MS
  • Taking part in an MS genetics study
  • Geographical influence: MS genetics in Japan
  • Results of the online survey
  • Your questions answered
  • Interview with Professor Maria Giovanna Marrosu
  • Useful genetic terms


Published: 2006

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