Ice Bucket Challenge results in ALS gene discovery

Published by Metro India News Online on July 28, 2016 12:30:30 PM
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A research on ALS (Motor Neurone Disease), funded by the money raised through the viral social media trend 'Ice Bucket Challenge', has resulted in the discovery of a new gene, named NEK1, associated with the disease.

Scientists found the gene by searching through genomes of over 15,000 people with ALS.

The challenge raised over $100 million in 30 days.