Researchers identify genes linked to migraine headaches

The following is an edited excerpt.

Scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute say they have identified five regions of DNA containing genes linked to the onset of migraine. The team compared DNA samples from more than 100,000 people, including those affected and healthy patients.

They believe many of the genes associated with migraine are interconnected and could potentially be adversely affecting the chemistry of brain cells – resulting in some of the symptoms of migraine.

Read the full story here: Migraine study ‘opens door’ to research into a cure

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