Variant in STK11 Gene Tied to Greater MS Risk for Black People in US

Variant in STK11 Gene Tied to Greater MS Risk for Black People in US

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Variant in STK11 Gene Tied to Greater MS Risk for Black People in US

A variation in a gene called STK11, previously shown to increase the risk for multiple sclerosis (MS) among Caucasians, is now also linked to a greater likelihood of MS in Black people. In fact, the variation was significantly more common in Black MS patients with secondary progressive MS (SPMS), according to a U.S. study. The study, “Liver kinase B1 rs9282860 polymorphism and risk for multiple sclerosis in White and Black Americans,” was published in the journal…

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