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The C9 (C9ORF72) Breakthrough

What is it?

C9ORF72 is the location of a gene abnormality--discovered by two independent research teams funded by The ALS Association--that accounts for a significant percentage of cases of ALS.

Who are the researchers?

The teams were led by Bryan Traynor, M.D., Laboratory of Neurogenetics, National Institute on Aging, and Rosa Rademakers, Ph.D., Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL.

What is the significance of the breakthrough?

According to Lucie Bruijn, Ph.D., Chief Scientist for The ALS Association, the key implications of this breakthrough are:

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