Michael J. Fox Foundation

Let’s Talk About Parkinson’s

February 18, 2015
On Thursday and Friday, 23andMe will be participating in two online events hosted by the Michael J. Fox Foundation focused on Parkinson’s disease and some of the latest research into...
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Highlights on New Parkinson’s Research

November 13, 2014
At an annual conference last month sponsored by the Michael J. Fox Foundation, scientists, academics and business representatives gathered in New York City to explore some of the latest and...
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New genetic variants found to influence risk of Parkinson’s disease

July 28, 2014
A large new study spearheaded by researchers with the National Institute on Aging that involved scientists from more than 50 different institutions worldwide – including 23andMe – has found new...
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Debate Around Informing Research Participants

May 22, 2014
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...
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Parkinson’s Symptoms Different For Men and Women

April 02, 2014
(Editor’s note: The first sentence in this post has been corrected. An editing error included the statement that preliminary research showed that onset for Parkinson’s in women begins earlier. That...
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Getting In the Race

January 23, 2014
A friend of Gwen Schroeder once told her: “Don’t cheer from the sidelines if you can run the race.” So when her father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Gwen laced...
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23andMe Reaches Parkinson’s Research Goal

February 27, 2013
We’re excited to announce that the 23andMe Parkinson’s Research Community has exceeded its goal, enrolling more than 10,000 people with the disease and creating the largest cohort of genotyped people...
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23andMe’s Parkinson’s Research Featured on NPR

August 21, 2012
Our Parkinson’s research community got some welcome attention from NPR on Monday just as we are on the cusp of reaching our goal of enrolling 10,000 patients. The piece featured...
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23andMe’s Parkinson’s Community is Almost There

July 17, 2012
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...
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Why Not Participate? One Patient’s Perspective

June 14, 2012
This post first ran a few days ago on the Michael J. Fox Foundation blog. We liked it so much we’re re-posting it here. Please take a look and, if...
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