NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Researchers have uncovered genetic causes behind a portion of sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis cases.

ALS, a progressive neurological disease that is ultimately fatal, can be either familial or sporadic. Familial ALS accounts for some 10 percent of ALS cases and is typically an autosomal dominant disease. Sporadic ALS, meanwhile, is diagnosed when there is no known family history of disease.

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Gene therapies could qualify for a faster US Food and Drug Administration approval process, according to Stat News.

Science speaks with the University of Michigan's Jedidiah Carlson, who has tracked population genetic discussions at white nationalist sites.

NPR reports that the US House of Representatives has passed a bill to enable terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs.

In Genome Research this week: inversion variants mapped in human, non-human primate genomes; transcriptome profiling of maize, sorghum; and more.

Jun
12
Sponsored by
Philips Genomics

This webinar will highlight a comprehensive end-to-end solution for precision care in oncology, comprising sample acquisition through to sequencing and analysis, treatment recommendations, and follow-through.

Jun
14
Sponsored by
Sophia Genetics

This webinar will discuss an effort underway at the University of North Carolina Medical Center's to overcome limitations in the hematological genomic testing workflow with artificial intelligence (AI) from Sophia Genetics.

Jun
19
Sponsored by
ACD

This webinar will provide evidence for the use of RNA in situ hybridization (RNA ISH) as a replacement for immunohistochemistry (IHC) in cancer research and diagnostic applications.

Jun
20
Sponsored by
PerkinElmer

In this webinar, Michael Quail of the R&D Sequencing team at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute will provide an expert perspective on library prep for next-generation sequencing.