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Ice Bucket Challenge Leads to ALS Breakthrough

Remember all those viral videos of people dumping cold water all over themselves to raise awareness about Lou Gehrig’s Disease, or ALS? It turns out it actually did a lot of good by funding six research efforts. It was 2014, and it was called the Ice Bucket Challenge. While initially dismissed as a stunt, the movement generated $115 million for research that led to the discovery of a gene that contributes to an inherited form of the disease. The gene, called NEK1, could shed light...

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