"Why have I been diagnosed with ALS when so many other people have not?"
This is an all-too-common question of people living with the devastation of an ALS diagnosis. Project MinE is a multi-national initiative with more than 15 participating countries. It will map the full DNA profiles of 15,000 people with ALS and 7,500 control subjects, establishing a global resource of human data that will enable scientists worldwide to understand the genetic signature that leads someone to develop ALS.
By accumulating such a large amount of data that no one country could achieve alone, it is expected that Project MinE will identify new genetic causes of the disease that will significantly accelerate our ability to advance treatment possibilities that will slow down or stop ALS.