The goal of the MS Genetics Group at UCSF is to fully understand the genetic causes of multiple sclerosis (MS) and to apply the fundamental knowledge that we acquire to improve our capacity to prevent, diagnose, and treat the disease.
The Multiple Sclerosis Genetic Susceptibility Project is a multi-center research study dedicated to finding the genetic factors underlying the development of MS and affecting disease progression. The project was established in 1989 and builds on the effort of scientists and staff with synergistic skills and demonstrated commitment to this effort. The principles of cooperation, dedication, and innovation have been conducive to the growth of the group and its scientific productivity.
Our research depends on the support and participation of individuals diagnosed with MS and their family members, spouses, and friends. We maintain a unique repository of DNA and other biological materials that together, constitute a resource of great importance in promoting studies on genetic susceptibility and development of biomarkers in MS.
If you or someone in your family is interested in participating in this study or would like to receive more information, please click the button below, or contact our study clinical coordinator at 1 (866) MS-GENES or 1 (866) 674-3637.