A team of researchers, led by UTMB scientists, found that the presence and interaction of two particular gene variants could lead to a significantly higher risk of developing multiple sclerosis. “We can use this information at hand to craft tests that could allow earlier and more accurate diagnoses of multiple sclerosis, and uncover new avenues to expand the therapeutic toolkit to fight MS, and perhaps other autoimmune disorders,” said UTMB’s Gaddiel Galarza-Muñoz. This news also reported in ScienceDaily, ScienceBlog, MedicalXpress, GenomeWeb, The Galveston County Daily News, Galveston.com, University Herald and Independent Tribune.