Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 12:00

An international consortium of leading migraine scientists identified more than 120 regions of the genome that are connected to risk of migraine. The groundbreaking study helps researchers better understand the biological basis of migraine and its subtypes and could speed up the search for new treatment of the condition, which affects over a billion individuals worldwide. IHGC2022_press_release.pdf (13 KB)

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 12:00

An international research consortium has shown that an accumulation of many independent genetic risk variants is the reason why migraine tends to run in families. The genetic burden was shown to be greater in patients that experience aura symptoms during attacks or have an early age of onset of migraine. PressRelease_Migraine_Families.pdf (32 KB)

Monday, June 20, 2016 - 18:00

The study was based on DNA samples of 375,000 European, American and Australian participants. Almost 60,000 of them suffer from migraine. The researchers combined data from 22 genome-wide association studies including new data from around 35,000 migraine sufferers. From the millions of genetic variants analyzed, 38 independent genomic regions were shown to be associated with migraine. Only ten of these regions have been implicated in migraine susceptibility before. PressRelease_Migraine.pdf (166 KB)

Original article: Meta-analysis of 375,000 individuals identifies 38 susceptibility loci for migraine (2016). Padhraig Gormley, Verneri Anttila, Bendik S Winsvold et al. Nature Genetics. doi: 10.1038/ng.3598.

Sunday, June 23, 2013 - 18:00

Researchers identify some of the biological roots of migraine from large-scale genome study. Getting_to_grips_with_migraine.pdf (15 KB)

Sunday, June 10, 2012 - 18:00

Researchers identify new gene variants associated with the most common form of migraine. Moving_towards_mitigating_migraines.pdf (31 KB)

Monday, June 13, 2011 - 18:00

Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) have, for the first time, identified three genes, in which genetic variation is associated with an increased risk for migraine headache at the population level. BWH_Press_Releases.pdf (153 KB)

Sunday, August 29, 2010 - 18:00

Genetic variant may increase susceptibility to migraine triggers. First_genetic_link_to_common_migraine_exposed.pdf (38 KB)