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Genes and MS (factsheet)

Is MS hereditary? How are genes involved in MS? This short factsheet explains what genes are, and the role they play.

Download our genes and MS factsheet to discover:

  • what are genes?
  • is MS genetic?
  • environmental and lifestyle factors
  • triggers
  • MS in the family – what are the chances?
  • is gene therapy a treatment for MS?
  • is there a genetic test for MS?
  • what MS genetic research has already discovered
  • genetic research we’re funding and supporting


This factsheet is available for you to download and print. You can explore more about genetics and MS and the research we're doing on our webpages.


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