"Tick Tock Goes the Clock"
In the case of the SOD1 mutation present within Tucker's family, the average age of disease onset is 49.7 years old with a variance of 12.3 years. Tucker refers to the variance age range of 37.4 to 60 years old as the "ALS Danger Zone", which is the time frame in which ALS is likely to develop. This does not mean ALS cannot develop before 37.4 years of age. After reaching the peak of the "ALS Danger Zone", the likelihood of ALS onset continues to increase for those with the SOD1 mutation.
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