UMass Medical School announces ALS breakthrough

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“Researchers at UMass Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital have announced a major breakthrough in ALS research: a therapy that suppresses a harmful gene that causes the nervous system disease.

The advancement, announced by researchers Wednesday and set to appear in the New England Journal of Medicine, is the latest made by UMass Medical School researchers, who’ve also identified critical genes that influence the development of ALS.”

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