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Montreal Gazette - Family action leads to key genetic discovery

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Published: 17 Sep 2011

Dr. Bernard Brais [is] lead investigator of a Montreal-led international team of researchers, [that] identified the gene responsible for the mutation behind three forms of childhood degenerative diseases.

Dr. Bernard Brais [is] lead investigator of a Montreal-led international team of researchers, [that] identified the gene responsible for the mutation behind three forms of childhood degenerative diseases.

An estimated 30 to 40 per cent of individuals remain without a precise diagnosis despite extensive investigations, explained Brais, now affiliated with the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital.

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