Jan 13, 2024

DNA from ancient Europeans reveals surprising origins of multiple sclerosis

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics, neuroscience

DNA obtained from the bones and teeth of ancient Europeans who lived up to 34,000 years ago is providing insight into the origin of the often-disabling neurological disease multiple sclerosis, finding that genetic variants that now increase its risk once served to protect people from animal-borne diseases.

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