Was I Born This Way? Psoriasis and Your Genes
What are the causes of psoriasis? Is it in your genes? Unfortunately, no one knows for sure. Scientists are still exploring what causes psoriasis and if it is hereditary. According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, 25 genetic variants that many believe are linked to one’s propensity for developing psoriasis or passing it on to their children have been identified. Scientists are confident that the skin condition is not contagious. But, that’s where the story ends, for now.