George Bush doing the Ice Bucket Challenge
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Celeb-driven Ice Bucket Challenge funds scientific breakthrough

The Ice Bucket Challenge that went viral in 2014 has funded an important scientific gene discovery in the progressive neurodegenerative disease ALS, the ALS Association says.

Scientists have identified a new gene contributing to the disease, NEK1,

The challenge has raised $115m (£87.7m) from people pouring cold water over themselves and posting the video on social media.

  • 27 Jul 2016
  • From the section UK
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