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Learn more about the science of ALS

For many, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) appears gradually before becoming apparent. Finding an underlying cause is not always possible for people living with ALS, but early diagnosis and multidisciplinary care are important.

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At, you will find resources about genetic ALS that have been developed by Biogen in consultation with ALS specialists and patient advocacy groups for people living with ALS and their caregivers.

What is ALS?

ALS is traditionally classified as either familial or sporadic, but genetics may play a part in both.

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How ALS is diagnosed

Find out how a person's health history and various tests are used to diagnose ALS.

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Hereditary risks

Genetic testing may help provide you and your family with more information about a possible genetic component to your ALS.

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Real-life ALS stories

Daniel Barvin describes how he gained a better understanding of how ALS affects him and his family.

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Genetic ALS glossary

There are many complex words and phrases used when it comes to ALS. Here you will find a glossary of terms that are commonly associated with genetic ALS.

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