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Motor neurone gene clue

2nd March 2009

A gene linked to a type of motor neurone disease (MND) that runs in families has been found after a 10-year search.

Writing in the journal Science, the US and UK team believes the findings will help doctors screen and counsel families at risk. The first MND gene – SOD1 – was found in 1993 and later followed by the discovery of a protein called TDP-43. For the past decade the team has been looking for a gene believed to be located on chromosome 16 and eventually found a mutation in the FUS gene in one family with inherited MND.

 

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