MS Explained- Future researchGenetics
As we have seen earlier, it is thought that there is a genetic element to MS and that people with MS have a particular genetic make up that can be triggered by an as yet unidentified virus or toxin in the environment.
Advances in biotechnology mean that genes are now far better understood. Although any treatments may be some way off, greater understanding of the genetic basis of MS means researchers will be able to identify how the condition develops and theoretically create the opportunity to target genes that are malfunctioning. It will also allow for the potential evolution of treatments that may prevent those with a genetic risk from developing the condition.
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