Genes and MS (factsheet)

Publish date: 
Jul 2015

Is MS hereditary? Is there a genetic element in MS? This short factsheet explains what genes are and what role they play. It includes signposts to other sources of information suitable for children.

It covers:

  • What is a gene?
  • Is MS in my genes?
  • MS in the family – what are the chances?
  • What has research discovered?
  • Can gene therapy help?
  • Explaining genes and MS to children and teenagers

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