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  • Lou Gehrig May Not Have Had Lou Gehrig’s Disease
    By on September 5, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments


    That’s the intriguing suggestion of a group of neurologists who describe a new type of degenerative nerve disease that bears a striking resemblance to Lou Gehrig’s but is distinguished by the presence of two signature proteins that would not have been detectable in the Hall of Famer’s time.

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  • Hunting Disease Origins By Whole-Genome Sequencing
    By on March 13, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    ChocSnorfler writes “James Lupski, a physician-scientist who suffers from a neurological disorder called Charcot-Marie-Tooth, has been searching for the genetic cause of his disease for more than 25 years. Late last year, he finally found it — by sequencing his entire genome. While a number of human genome sequences have been published to date, Lupski’s research is the first to show how whole-genome sequencing can be used to identify the genetic (more…)