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What are the genetic links with MS and motor neurone disease (ALS)?

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Answer #1 | 25/12 2013 16:20
A small portion of cases of ALS are genetic and if your mum wanted she could get tested to find out if hers is. The rest are just random bad luck. MS has a small genetic component. If it was your mother who had MS, your risk might be as high as 3%. Since it's your grandmother, your risk is even smaller: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/multiple-sclerosis/DS00188/DSECTION=risk-factors

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