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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A new study suggests some genetic overlap exists between amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and at least two other neurodegenerative conditions: frontotemporal dementia and progressive supranuclear palsy.

"[W]e found that ALS is closely related genetically to frontotemporal dementia, but not to any of the other common neurodegenerative diseases, like Alzheimer's or Parkinson's," senior author Rahul Desikan, a radiology and biomedical imaging researcher at the University of California, San Francisco, said in a statement.

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This webinar will discuss how Radboud University Medical Center’s Department of Human Genetics is using exon-level copy number variant (CNV) detection by microarray to assist its efforts in constitutional genome testing.