By Andrea Anderson

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Non-inherited influences — or inherited factors that can't be assessed by existing technology — appear to contribute to multiple sclerosis risk, according to a genomic, epigenomic, and transcriptomic study of MS discordant identical twins appearing online today in Nature.

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