Phone Conference available in French Only
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is a serious neurological illness. If the majority of the cases are sporadic there are about 5 to 10% cases with a family history that stem from genetic mutations. Over the last few years there has been an increase in a number of genes directly linked to ALS such as SOD1, FUS, TARDBP and C9ORF72. However, the advancements in human genome sequencing have also permitted to bring to light genetic risk factors. If these cases remain rare, they will, nonetheless, help in a better comprehension of the biological processes that lead to ALS.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Benoit Gentil, Montreal Neurological Institute and McGill University