Higher Genetic Risk for MS Linked to Disease Onset at Younger Ages

Higher Genetic Risk for MS Linked to Disease Onset at Younger Ages

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Higher Genetic Risk for MS Linked to Disease Onset at Younger Ages

People with a higher genetic risk for multiple sclerosis (MS) are significantly more likely to develop the disease at an earlier age, a large study found. Specifically, those with the highest genetic risk were on average five years younger at the time their symptoms started than those with the lowest genetic risk, suggesting that genetic testing could help to identify patients who might benefit from early treatment. “The earlier the treatment is started for MS,…

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