Research Report – Ep14. Sex chromosomes in MS - MS Research Australia

Research Report – Ep14. Sex chromosomes in MS

22 May, 2019

About this episode – Sex chromosomes in MS

In this episode we speak to Dr Yuan Zhou at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research at the University of Tasmania who is carrying out a project analysing the sex chromosomes in MS.

MS affects three times the number of women than men and while some of the genes found on the female sex chromosome (the X chromosome) have shown some association with MS, there is still very little known about the genes on the Y chromosome (the male sex chromosome) and whether they play any role in MS.

Dr Zhou is working with the International Multiple Sclerosis Genetics Consortium (IMSGC) to develop a pipeline specifically designed for sex chromosome analysis which aims to provide insight into the differences in the risk of MS between males and females.

Watch the video to find out more.

About Dr Yuan Zhou

Dr Yuan Zhou is a researcher based at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research in Tasmania.

Get to know Dr Zhou and what inspired him to get involved in MS research in our ‘Meet the researcher‘ feature.

Find out more on his MS Research Australia funded project ‘Analysing the sex chromosomes in MS‘.

What is the Research Report video series?

MS Research Australia’s Research Report is a series dedicated to exploring and explaining research happening into MS in Australia and around the world.

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