Researchers find key mutation that causes FTD and ALS

Posted on Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Researchers find key mutation that causes FTD and ALS: In a landmark paper published in the online journal Neuron today a group of researchers report successful identification of a long-sought mutation that can cause both FTD and ALS. Found in a non-coding region of chromosome 9, this is by far the most common mutation for familial FTD and/or ALS discovered to date. Click here for more information.