NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Biogen Idec today announced collaborations with researchers at Duke University and the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology to sequence the genomes of up to 1,000 patients in order to better understand the genetic causes of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also called Lou Gehrig's disease.

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