February 13, 2013

Researchers Find Unexpected Discovery, Which Could Indicate New Target for ALS Therapy

By Logan Lafferty

The study, conducted by Peter Ash and Kevin Bieniek under the guidance of Leonard Petrucelli, Ph.D., of the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., showed that mutations in the C9ORF72 gene cause cells to create an unusual protein-like molecule that is not found in healthy individuals or in people with other neurologic diseases. 



Tags: Dr. Leonard Petrucelli, genetic mutation, Genomics, Kevin Bieniek, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Peter Ash, Research, TMC Net

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