TGen Begins $1.3M ALS Gene Screening With Funds from MDA

The Translational Genomics Research Institute has begun collecting 1,000 patient samples to undergo screening for variants causing ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease, the company said this week.

The project is being funded with a donation of $650,000 from Augie's Quest, administered by the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and with a matching investment of $650,000 from TGen, said project director Dietrich Stephen.

Stephen said that the screening will be done on an Affymetrix 500K platform.

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