NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers have identified a set of 18 SNPs that may explain why some individuals respond better to a widely used multiple sclerosis treatment than others.
 
Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, used Affymetrix 100K SNP arrays to identify specific mutations associated with better responses to interferon beta therapy for MS. Their findings appeared yesterday in the online version of Archives of Neurology.

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