This study is being conducted by Brigham and Women's hospital in Boston (but you can live anywhere in the United States and participate).
HealthCare Journey is posting this study because it applies to so many of our readers who have asked about the chances of their family members getting MS if they have MS (or vice versa).
Featured Project Genes and Environment in Multiple Sclerosis (GEMS)
The Genes and Environment in Multiple Sclerosis (GEMS) Research Study is dedicated to identifying genetic, environmental and immune factors that may increase a person’s risk of developing MS.
This research study will ultimately enroll 5000 subjects who are at risk of developing MS. This increased risk is correlated with having a first degree relative (parent, sibling, or child) with MS or with having taken certain Anti-Tumor Necrosis Factor alpha (TNFa) agents. Obtaining information about who is at risk for MS will be beneficial in the future in identifying effective ways to screen orprevent this disease.
Here is a Q&A for the study: Q&A
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