P???l? thought ?t w?? silly two ?umm?r? ago, but the Ice Bu?k?t Challenge Internet ??n??t??n ??tu?ll? g?th?r?d ?n?ugh fund? t? make ?n ?m??rt?nt br??kthr?ugh ?n ALS r????r?h.
Project MinE scientists were able to r????r?h th?? g?n? w?th h?l? fr?m the ALS Association, wh??h donated $1 million fr?m th? Ice Bu?k?t Challenge.
The ?d?nt?f??d g?n? is NEK1, wh??h ?t? v?r??nt? ??uld ?r?v?d? ?lu?? to und?r?t?nd?ng ?nd potentially tr??t?ng familial and sporadic ALS.

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