Genetic doppelgaengers: Emory research provides insight into two neurological puzzles

Insight into the pathological mechanisms behind two devastating neurodegenerative diseases: the most common inherited form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/ frontotemporal dementia (ALS/FTD) and spinocerebellar ataxia type 36 (SCA36). Expanded repeats lead to peptide gobbledygook in both, but with critical differences.