The search for the genetic underpinnings of multiple sclerosis has made a dramatic leap forward, thanks to a group of scientists that includes Vanderbilt’s own Jonathan Haines. Haines and his colleagues have uncovered a gene linked to an increased risk of developing MS. The finding comes after 30 years of searching. This is huge news for those interested in any progress on this notoriously vexing disease. Get the scoop on VUCast.