Tag: LRRK2

Debate Around Informing Research Participants

This post comes to us from our friends at the Michael J. Fox Foundation, which has worked with us through our Parkinson’s Research Community. There are many different points of view on whether to inform research participants. For 23andMe our approach has always been to give customers and research participants ...

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Whole-Genome Sequencing of Parkinson’s Patients

(Editor's note: Here is a link to Cory's poster presented at ASHG.) Parkinson’s disease (PD) research has long been a priority at 23andMe. Our Parkinson’s research community is one of the largest in the world with over 9,300 patients.  Our research on the disease has been published in peer-reviewed ...

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Highlighting 23andMe Research

Team 23andMe will again have a strong presence at the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics. We’ve been at this gathering of geneticists and those interested in human genetics ever since 23andMe launched, but this year with the 62nd annual meeting being held in San Francisco — sort of ...

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23andMe’s Parkinson’s Community is Almost There

23andMe's Emily Drabant, PhD, speaking at a Parkinson's event in Iowa. 23andMe is tantalizingly close to reaching the goal of enrolling 10,000 patients in our Parkinson’s research community. We’re past the 8,000 mark and the pace of enrollment is now more than two-and-a-half times what was a year ago, but ...

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Announcing 23andMe’s First Patent

[Ed: A clarifying addendum has been added to the end of this post. - 6/01/12] 23andMe has a substantial research arm with more than 20 scientists dedicated to making meaningful discoveries that will improve the lives of all of us.  We’ve made a number of discoveries that we’ve published in peer reviewed ...

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23andMe Parkinson’s Research Initiative Progress Update

By Nick Eriksson, 23andMe Principal Scientist, and Lizzie Dorfman, Parkinson's Research Project Manager Less than a year ago we announced the launch of the 23andMe Parkinson’s Research Initiative. Since then, we have built one of the world's most useful resources for studying the genetics of Parkinson's ...

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New Study Suggests LRRK2 G2019S Mutation Carriers are More Likely to Have Postural Instability and Gait Difficulty Type of Parkinson’s Disease

More than a million Americans have Parkinson’s disease, and another 50,000 are diagnosed each year. There is active research to try to understand this devastating condition, but scientists still don't really know what causes it.  There are no clear environmental triggers for the disease, and genetics doesn’t ...

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SNPwatch: Common Genetic Variants Associated With Risk for Parkinson’s Disease Identified in Asian and European Populations

PET scans showing dopamine activity in a normal brain and a Parkinson’s patient’s before and after treatment with a therapeutic implant. More than a million Americans have Parkinson’s disease, and another 50,000 are diagnosed each year. Scientists know that many of the characteristic symptoms of ...

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Understanding The Genetics of Parkinson’s Disease: A Work In Progress

PET scans showing dopamine activity in a normal brain and a Parkinson's patient's before and after treatment with a therapeutic implant. More than a million Americans have Parkinson's disease, and another 50,000 are diagnosed each year. Scientists know that many of the characteristic symptoms of ...

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Tonight on Frontline: My Father, My Brother, and Me

“It isn’t dramatic.  It’s a disease of inches.” This is how Dave Iverson describes Parkinson’s disease, the subject of his Frontline report “My father, My Brother, and Me.” The documentary uses his and his family’s experience with the disease as the backdrop for an exploration of current research aimed at ...

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