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!