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EBV and MS

This is not about coronavirus. Epstein-Barr Virus is an(other) extremely common virus which has infected the vast majority of people (~95%) by their late 20s. Unlike coronavirus, EBV has co-evolved with humans and the observation that it is so ubiquitous suggests that it actually may confer some kind of evolutionary benefit, e.g. by enhancing the host’s ability to respond to novel...

Your genes and you

Genetic studies in MS are a vast mountain and not simply a mound, with sample sizes ranging into the thousands. Climbers and mountaineers seek out free-standing mountains (i.e. mountains that are not part of a mountain range) as their relief from other peaks of equal height makes them an impressive sight to behold. The Matterhorn, Switzerland – a free-standing mountain Do genetic studies...

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