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"The discovery of NEK1 highlights the value of 'big data' in ALS research," says Lucie Bruijn, PhD, MBA, in a press release on The ALS Association website (
The NEK1 gene could help scientists develop new treatments for patients with motor neurone disease - also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
The money funded the largest ever study of inherited ALS and identified a new gene, NEK1, that ranks among the most common genes that contribute to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the ALS Association said in a statement on Monday.