WNT9B Genetic Variant Linked to Increased Relapse Risk

WNT9B Genetic Variant Linked to Increased Relapse Risk

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WNT9B Genetic Variant Linked to Increased Relapse Risk

A genetic variant in the WNT9B gene and vitamin D response are both associated with a greater risk of relapses in people with multiple sclerosis (MS), a recent study in Belgium has found. The study, “Genetic variation in WNT9B increases relapse hazard in multiple sclerosis,” was published in the journal Annals of Neurology. While certain genetic traits may increase the risk of MS, the genetic factors that increase the risk of relapses remain largely unknown. To date,…

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