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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)-Lou Gehrig's Disease Registry
- CDC information: The goal of the national ALS Registry is to gather information that can be used to estimate the number of new cases of ALS each year, better understand who gets ALS and what factors affect the disease; and improve care for people with this disease
- ALS Bioregistry
- NIH Genetics Home Reference: An estimated 5 to 10 percent of ALS cases are familial and caused by mutations in one of several genes
- Did you know that 170 genes have been reported with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis including 2 genomewide association studies?