Common Gene Variants Not Found in Maltese ALS Patients

Common Gene Variants Not Found in Maltese ALS Patients

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Common Gene Variants Not Found in Maltese ALS Patients

Maltese people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) do not exhibit mutations in the genes commonly associated with the condition, a study found. Instead, their disease-causing mutations are found in genes rarely associated with the condition in Europeans. The study, “Genetic analysis of ALS cases in the isolated island population of Malta,” was published in the European Journal of Human Genetics.  When there is a clear family history, ALS is classified as familial; other cases are considered sporadic. Although…

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