Do genes affect age of onset in ALS?

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Professor Ammar Al-Chalabi (King’s College London, London, UK) joins Elizabeth Highton (podcast editor) to discuss motor neurone disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS, a rapidly progressive illness resulting from the degeneration of both upper and lower motor neurons. Studies have shown that age of onset is younger in people with a family history – but it this due to a heightened knowledge of the disease or due to genetics lowering the age of onset? Read the full paper here: https://jnnp.bmj.com/content/jnnp/90/3/268.

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