New genetic variants found to influence risk of Parkinson’s disease

On the eve of the anniversary of our first publication, 23andMe is excited to announce the publication of our second research paper, “Web-based genome-wide association study identifies two novel loci and a substantial genetic component for Parkinson’s disease“,  posted online today in PLoS Genetics. This study discovered two novel associations with Parkinson’s disease using the largest single Parkinson’s cohort to date, in addition to replicating 20 previously identified genetic associations with the disease. Read more about the paper in our press release!
  • Maureen Markov

    So is 23&me going to give and update/results of this gene ID to its participants in the health section? Thanks, mm

    • Working on it! 🙂

  • Tristanb

    Good work!

  • I love that through retail genomics and enlightening people about their genetic predispositions, you end up with, as a bonus, some of the most robust human genomic samples anywhere. Amazing.

    We have people wondering if they can upload raw personal genetic data to our data-sharing platform when it launches. Can I ask what file formats you release this data in? If it works for our platform we might actually get our whole team’s gene analyses done through 23andme and upload it to the site to show the fun of sharing/publishing data. We currently support xls, csv and tsv…


  • richard

    Congratulations, I am honored to have shared the results of my DNA profile for this work.

  • It does not seem unreasonable to suggest that Parkinson’s so far the most important issues to the people considering its effect to human body. But this is a matter of great joy that scientist has have found the basic and fundamental doing in terms of reducing it in every possible way. Therefore this is an ambitious approach toward the disease curing method. Good one to follow. Thanks for sharing the information to all.