Second gene modifies effect of mutation in dog model of ALS

Published: 2016-05-18


Canine Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) is a neurodegenerative disease in dogs with similarities to ALS in humans. An international team of scientists coordinated from Uppsala University, have discovered a modifier gene that affects the risk of developing DM. The study was led by Kerstin Lindblad-Toh and published in PNAS this week.

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