ALS

Study Says Genetics May Play Larger Role in ALS

December 15, 2014
A new study suggests that genetics plays a much bigger role in ALS than previously thought. Past estimates said genetics accounts for about 10 percent of cases, but a new...
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SNPwatch: A New Genetic Variant Associated with ALS Risk and Age-of-Onset

December 09, 2009
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a rare and deadly neurological disorder affecting voluntary muscle movement. It typically claims victims’ lives about three years after symptoms begin. In the United States,...
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SNPwatch: Genetic Variations May Increase Risk for ALS

September 10, 2009
Scientists are narrowing in on two regions of the human genome that could be responsible for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. ALS is a neurodegenerative...
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Introducing a Do-It-Yourself Revolution in Disease Research

July 07, 2009
There’s a high likelihood that a disease of some sort affects you or one of your relatives – every family seems to have ripples in its gene pool that define...
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