Parkinson’s community

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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Another Hero in the Fight Against Parkinson’s

November 16, 2012
Another friend of 23andMe, Rich Clifford, the former NASA astronaut who has become a powerful voice for those with Parkinson’s, was recently featured on CNN. Always an inspiration, Rich spoke...
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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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23andMe and Parkinson’s: Past, Present, and Future

May 01, 2012
About 1.5 million Americans have Parkinson’s and about 50,000 new patients are diagnosed each year. 23andMe has provided genetic results for Parkinson’s to customers since 2008 and yesterday we added five more factors to our report.
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Ride With Larry

April 30, 2012
Andrew Rubin and Ricardo Villarreal’s film Ride With Larry is about more than a guy with Parkinson’s pedaling across South Dakota. It's about the singular idea that whatever life throws at you the best choice is to live to the fullest.
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Michael J. Fox, Our Big-Time Hero

April 27, 2012
Michael J. Fox is a great actor, but his smiles and good humor during a visit to 23andMe headquarters in Mountain View this week were fully sincere. “What excites me is what the Fox Foundation is doing with 23andMe,” he said. “Especially after today…it’s crucial work that you’re doing.”
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A Leader in Parkinson’s Research

April 25, 2012
If you were facing a daunting diagnosis you would want the news to come from someone like Dr. J. William Langston. Engaged and intelligent, he has the kind of optimism you don’t expect from a physician who has spent decades working to unravel the complexities of Parkinson’s disease. Langston, who was recently honored with a prestigious award for his contributions to Parkinson's research, stopped by our office to talk about the state of the science of Parkinson’s and share a little about his career in the process.
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The State of the Science of Parkinson’s Research

April 09, 2012
Recently, 23andMe's Emily Drabant sat down with Todd Sherer, CEO of The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF), and Brian Fiske, vice president of research programs at MJFF, to talk about our new understandings of the genetics of Parkinson’s disease that could form the building blocks for research over the next decade.
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Parkinson’s Awareness Month

April 02, 2012
During Parkinson’s Awareness Month, we’ll be highlighting promising research and new findings in the fight against Parkinson’s. Along the way we hope to boost enrollment in 23andMe’s Parkinson’s Research Community past 7,500 people, getting us that much closer to our ultimate goal of 10,000 people in the community.
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23andAli

February 21, 2012
At a Las Vegas gala celebrating Muhammad Ali’s 70th birthday, we premièred the video "Give Us Your Hand," featuring the boxing legend and his involvement with 23andMe’s Parkinson’s Disease Research Initiative. Emily Drabant and Melissa Del Sol share their experiences in Parkinson's research and making this inspirational video with "The Greatest".
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