Exome Sequencing Uncovers New Cytoskeletal Gene in Familial ALS | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A new study is adding heft to the notion that cytoskeletal pathway alterations can spur amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

An international effort spearhead by investigators at the University of Massachusetts used exome sequencing to look for genetic glitches behind an inherited form of ALS, which accounts for around 10 percent of ALS cases.

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