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Unformatted text preview: o 5,000+ in the US annually o Prevalence in the US is around 20,000 Sporadic ALS (SALS) o 90-95% of cases o Etiology is unknown Familial ALS (FALS) o 5-10% of cases o Mutations in certain genes, most of which are unknown o A mutation in the superoxide disumutase gene (SOD1) is one of the few known...
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2011 for the course BIME 2102 taught by Professor Kim during the Spring '11 term at UVA.
- Spring '11