Major Genetic Breakthrough for Ankylosing Spondylitis Brings Treatment Hope  
10/21/2007 11:57:47 PM

Research funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Arthritis Research Campaign has identified two genes implicated in the disease ankylosing spondylitis, a common disease primarily causing back pain and progressive stiffness. The research, published online today in Nature Genetics, suggests that a treatment currently being trialled for Crohn's disease may also be applied to this disease.