International study on genetic causes of ALS

Monday, June 24, 2013

The ALS Center in the Netherlands has started an international study into the genetic cause of the fatal disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as motor neurone disease in the U.K. and Lou Gehrig’s disease in the U.S. Researchers in project MinE are collecting, examining and comparing as many DNA profiles as possible from ALS patients as well as from healthy volunteers. The study is being coordinated by the University Medical Center (UMC) Utrecht and is a step for an ALS treatment.

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