Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) could be caused by a retrovirus, study suggests

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 13:30 in Health & Medicine

A retrovirus that inserted itself into the human genome thousands of years ago may be responsible for some cases of the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gherig's disease. The finding may eventually give researchers a new way to attack this universally fatal condition.

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