A platform for accelerating genetic discoveries in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Explore data on a gene or region

Variant Finder

filter by p-value, odds ratio, predicted effect on protein, and more

View gene-level associations for a phenotype

About the Portal

The ALS Knowledge Portal enables browsing, searching, and analysis of human genetic information linked to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and related traits, while protecting the integrity and confidentiality of the underlying data.

Knowledge Portal Network

The Knowledge Portal Network is an infrastructure that integrates, interprets, and presents human genetic data to spark insights into complex diseases.

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Please use the following citation when referring to data accessed via this portal: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Knowledge Portal. Year Month Date of access; URL of page you are citing. Also, please cite Farhan et al., Exome sequencing in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis implicates a novel gene, DNAJC7, encoding a heat-shock protein. Nature Neuroscience 2019.

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About the project

The ALS Knowledge Portal (ALSKP) framework is being developed by a team of scientists and software engineers at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Data in the ALSKP were generated by the Familial ALS (FALS) and ALS Genetics (ALSGENS) Consortia.

We welcome contributions of data and the involvement of interested researchers in collaborations on analyses, methods, or tool development. Please contact us for more information.