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Is lou gehrig's disease hereditary?

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Dr. Ryan Stanton answered

Specializes in Emergency Medicine

Some are: Research shows that about 5% of cases are hereditary.

Answered 7/20/2012

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Dr. Bennett Machanic answered

Specializes in Neurology

10% of the time: Familial ALS is a small fraction, as 90% are sporadic, and about a quarter of the familial cases involve genetic encoding of copper/zinc superoxide dismutase.

Answered 1/12/2015

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