Thursday, May 3, 2018
Are Migraines Genetic?
A recent study was conducted to see whether or not certain migraine types are genetically passed down. A lot of the time members of the same family all get the same migraines. Previous research discovered that CACNA1A, ATP1A2, and SCN1A are genes that associated with a migraine and are inherited. Another way they have been discovered to be inherited is that a migraine is polygenic. For this study they wanted to test what of the two or if both caused the migraines.
In this study they discovered that the polygenic way was the answer. This means that more than one set of genes of causes the migraines in all the individuals in a family. This discovery can help to further develop drugs to help sufferers get treated for their migraine symptoms.