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On the second day of Christmas MND research gave to me: Two new inherited MND genes

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boxing day is here, there’s still some leftover turkey but let’s not forget… it’s the second day of Christmas! “On the second day of Christmas MND research gives to you… TWO new inherited MND genes” 2014 saw the discovery of two inherited MND genes, the first being MATR3 in March and the second being TUBA4A…

The UK MND DNA Bank 6 months on…

Reading Time: 5 minutes It’s been six months since the UK MND DNA Bank (DNA Bank) opened its doors to researchers around the world, so what has been happening to all those samples? Dr Lucy Smith, Research Information Administrator at the MND Association, explains: The DNA Bank is the first UK biobank dedicated to MND and has 3000 samples under…

Matrin 3 gene identified

Reading Time: 4 minutes Following on from our ’year of hope’ appeal last month an international team of researchers, including two funded by the MND Association, have identified mutations in the Matrin 3 (MATR3) gene as a cause of the rare inherited form of MND. Medical Research Council (MRC)/ MND Association Lady Edith Wolfson Clinical Research Fellow Dr Pietro…