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Mutations in the profilin 1 gene cause familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

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Researcher Chi-Hong Wu in the laboratory of Dr. John Landers identifies actin filament building gene, PFN1, as a cause of ALS.
Nature. 2012 Aug 23;488(7412):499-503

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Newsweek: UMass Medical School develops gene therapy for rare neurodegenerative disease

Newsweek: UMass Medical School develops gene therapy for rare neurodegenerative disease

Researchers in the lab of Guangping Gao, PhD, have developed a novel gene therapy that cures a rare, inherited neurodegenerative disorder called Canavan disease in mice and is on track to be brought to clinical trial, according to an April 28 article in Newsweek.

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