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Genetics

22 September 2011

Gene mutation behind Lou Gehrig's Disease

Researchers have identified a genetic mutation common to roughly one-third of two devastating neurological disorders, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD).

Researchers have identified a genetic mutation common to roughly one-third of two devastating neurological disorders, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD).

As with ALS, FTD is often fatal within a few years, according to the US National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).

 

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