Motor neuron disorders

Motor neuron disorders are a group of neurological conditions characterized by gradual weakening of the muscles, muscle wasting and fasciculations (uncontrollable twitching) affecting essential activities including walking, talking, swallowing, and breathing. The effects are caused by disrupted transmission of messages from the nerve cells in the brain, to nerve cells in the brain stem and spinal cord and finally to individual muscles.

Genomic Unity™ is an effective test for many motor neuron disorders including:


Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)


Hereditary spastic paraplegias


Spinal bulbar muscular atrophy


Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)

Also see Neurodegenerative disorders

WGS testing

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