Genetic Repair for Disease that Turns a Body into a Prison

Doctors are increasingly optimistic that new advances in gene therapy will change the outlook for patients living with ALS and other Motor Neuron Diseases. Neurodegenerative disorders selectively affect cells that control the body’s voluntary muscles, leading to difficulty speaking, walking, swallowing and moving. As VOA’s Faith Lapidus reports, researchers have now identified the faulty gene which may cause the condition in some people with a family history of the disease.

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