Genetic clues may lead to cure for multiple sclerosis


August 11, 2011 2:21:17 PM PDT
Researchers have discovered nearly 30 genetic clues for multiple sclerosis in a study that may lead to better and safer drugs for people with the disease.

MS usually strikes people in their 20's and 30's.

Most of the genes are linked to the body's immune system, which supports studies that suggest MS is triggered when the immune system turns against itself.

The neurological condition can cause blindness and paralysis.

According to researchers at Oxford and Cambridge, their findings will help identify risk factors and perhaps a future cure for the disease.