“Our chromosomes hold a partial record of prehistoric viral infections… one of these viruses can reawaken in [ALS] patients…antiretroviral drugs, similar to those used to treat HIV, could slow the progression of ALS in some patients.”

http://science.slashdot.org/story/15/09/30/2033212/dormant-virus-wakes-up-in-some-patients-with-lou-gehrigs-disease

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