It is almost certain that ALS has a genetic basis. Project MinE’s ultimate goal is to identify genes that are associated with the disease. The function of these genes may lead to discovery of disease pathways for which treatment can be developed. In order to reach this ambitious objective, Project MinE plans to map the full DNA profiles of at least 15,000 people with ALS worldwide and compare them to DNA profiles of 7,500 control subjects to uncover associations between specific variations in genes and ALS. This type of comparative research requires enormous numbers of DNA profiles and is very costly. That is why we need your help. Jump in with us to support this important research!
For more information about Project MinE, please visit www.projectmine.com