Ice Bucket Challenge Update
27 July 2016
Project ALS shares in the excitement at this week's announcement of the ALS relevant gene: NEK1, a positive result from Ice Bucket Challenge funding. Today’s announcement is further evidence that NEK1 is a player in the disease, an observation previously reported in the February 19, 2015 issue of Science.
Thanks to you, more than 30 ALS genes have now been discovered. In fact, a new Project ALS initiative takes the critical next step in ALS genetics: identifying the relationship among ALS relevant genes in individual patients. This effort is being led by long-time Project ALS collaborators at Columbia, Tom Maniatis and Neil Shneider, as the recent Columbia recruits David Goldstein (pictured here) and Matt Harms. Stay tuned and give as you can. We’re on to something! Read the full 2015 Science paper below: