Motor Neuron Disease: Researchers Identify New Group of Gene Suspects

March 17, 2015

(Medical Xpress) – Researchers have identified a new host of gene variants that could make people vulnerable to sporadic motor neurone disease, according to a report published today in the journal, Scientific Reports. Until recently, it was thought that genetics made little contribution to the disease – also termed amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) – and that the environment was mostly to blame.