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University of Pennsylvania

A Genetic Risk Factor for ALS

Caption: A role for the polyQ protein ataxin 2 in ALS was identified using yeast (top left), fruit fly models (top middle), human ALS motor neurons (top right) and genetic analysis in ALS patients (above).

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