- the opportunity to ask questions and share stories with other members.
The Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center and The Michael J. Fox Foundation, their networks of patients have responded overwhelmingly. Assembling this many participants for traditional research studies usually takes months, if not years, to accomplish – by harnessing the power of the web and the enthusiasm of individuals, 23andMe can dramatically change the pace of research. This puts us well on the way to our goal of enabling 10,000 individuals to help advance research into the genetics and other aspects of the condition. With this number of participants, we hope to be able to make discoveries about aspects of the causes, progression and treatment of Parkinson’s that smaller studies simply haven’t had the power to detect. As members of the community, PD patients receive the the 23andMe Personal Genome Serviceâ„¢ for $25 instead of the usual $399. Along with all the benefits of the service, the Parkinson’s community gives members: