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Dutch study finds a gene mutation apparently linked to sporadic (non-familial) ALS:

http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=mutation-in-one-gene-tied

"Identification of a common variant within DPP6 is an exciting first step in the genetic study of sporadic ALS, and it opens up new avenues for studying the molecular basis of this devastating disease," van den Berg and colleagues wrote in the journal Nature Genetics.
 
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