An Appalachian odyssey: Hunting for ALS genes along a sprawling family tree

The man had come for a third opinion. Other doctors had told him he had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, a neuromuscular disease that causes progressive paralysis, but he didn’t believe them. Read the full story here.

Neurologist Ed Karsarskis, of Lexington, Ky., left, embraces ALS patient Jackie Sutton, of Somerset, Ky., during a home visit, Friday, June 15, 2018. Sutton was diagnosed with ALS in 2016.

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