Breaking news: new gene identified as a cause of inherited MND

Research published today in Neuron has identified that mistakes in a gene called VCP can cause an inherited (familial) form of MND.

This is the third gene this year that has been identified as a cause of familial MND which really shows the ‘snowballing’ speed that genetic research is taking. Read about this on our press release:

Research paper:   Johnson JO et al. Exome Sequencing Reveals VCP Mutations as a Cause of Familial ALS . Neuron  (Vol. 68, Issue 5, pp. 857-864)

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