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What we've learned about C90RF72 in ALS

Posted on Sunday, July 1, 2012 - 09:37, By: Other
In September 2011, two research teams working independently added chromosome 9 open reading frame 72 (C9ORF72) to the list of genes that, when mutated, can cause amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The finding sparked a great deal of interest in the ALS research community for several reasons,...
Posted on Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 10:35, By: ALSN Staff
Disease 'in a dish' is a new tool for studying ALS An MDA-supported research team has created a human cellular model of ALS using cells taken from people with the ALS8 subtype of the disease, a familial (inherited) form of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) caused by mutations in the VAPB gene.

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