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Extra copies of the SMN1 gene (the gene that is deleted or mutated in spinal muscular atrophy) correlate with a higher risk of sporadic ALS
Posted on Friday, February 10, 2012 - 17:21, By: Amy Madsen
Duplications (extra copies) of the SMN1 gene are a "major" risk factor for developing sporadic (noninherited) ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), a team of scientists based in the Netherlands and United Kingdom has reported.