Three New Gene Variants Have Been Discovered To Be Linked To ALS

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ALS Bucket challenge

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Everyone remembers the viral ice bucket challenge that had everyone including celebrities and leaders everywhere joining in. People from all over the globe were dumping a bucket of ice water over their heads in order raise money for ALS research.

Well we’ve got some good news for you, it actually benefited ALS research! According to the ALS Association, this trend raised $115 million. So far $77 million went to research which lead to the discovery to at least three new gene variants that can be linked to ALS. The info-graphic above shows exactly how these funds attributed to a medical breakthrough.

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Video: Sally MacDonald FOX 26