ALS Association - ALS Gene and Environment Interactions

ALS Gene and Environment Interactions

Together, Drs. Goutman and Bakulski were awarded a grant from the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association (20-IIA-532). This grant will examine ALS patients’ genetic profile to determine if there are mutations that predispose individuals to ALS through an interaction with environmental pollutants. It will also determine whether genetic mutations to bodily enzymes that breakdown pollutants may also be linked to ALS risk and progression.