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Good news, everybody who withstood having a bucket of icy water dumped over their heads—2014's big Ice Bucket Challenge raised more than $100 million for the ALS Foundation. That money was put to use helping scientists identify a gene that was found to be one of the most common in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Your wetness was not in vain!

Bernard Muller, an entrepreneur who suffers from ALS (which affects neurons in the spinal cord and brain, and can be fatal), and who aided in starting the research project, told ABC: