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Motor-neuron disease

Rogue gene in the family

Various gene mutations contribute to the motor-neuron disease known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Further mutations that have been identified could help to clarify the neurodegenerative mechanism in this disorder.

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Sleegers, K., Van Broeckhoven, C. Rogue gene in the family. Nature 458, 415–416 (2009).

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