The genetic epidemiology of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in Danish registries

Takeaway

  • The estimated heritability of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is 0.43 in the Danish population.

  • It is likely that there is a genetic correlation between ALS and schizophrenia.

Why this matters

    Estimates of heritability are difficult to obtain for late-onset disorders.