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Human study identifies the genetic cause of familial multiple sclerosis.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurodegenerative disease in which the immune system attacks the myelin that protects nerve fibers, upsetting the flow of information between the brain and the body. It affects about 2 million people worldwide, and in its more severe, progressive form, no good treatments are available.  Although MS is known to run in certain families, attempts to

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