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ALS ice bucket challenge leads to real-life genetics discovery

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You couldn’t go on social media in 2014 without seeing a new video of a friend, celebrity or tech star dumping a bucket of ice water over his or her head to raise money for research into the degenerative neurological disorder ALS, short for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Now, it looks like that “ice bucket challenge” produced some very real scientific results, according to the ALS Association.

A new Nature Genetics study — funded by money raised through the ice bucket challenge — details the discovery of a new gene associated with ALS.

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