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Lou Gehrig’s Disease May Bring Biogen $1 Billion Payoff

April 6, 2012
Biogen Idec CEO George Scangos was skeptical when he learned company researchers were pursuing a new treatment for Lou Gehrig’s disease. No one knows the cause of the illness that killed the famous baseball player more than 70 years ago, and no medicine for it has been shown to slow its advance for long.