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Cells from people with ALS and their unaffected siblings have been reprogrammed and developed into motor neurons, creating a new tool for studying ALS   

Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 10:46, By: Amy Madsen
A human cellular model of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease) has been created using cells taken from people with a subtype of the disease called ALS8. This so-called “disease in a dish” research model already is enabling researchers to learn more about the role of a...