An estimated six million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s disease.
Over the last decade, 23andMe researchers and our collaborators have made important strides. We now have a better understanding of the causes and progression of the disease.
Now 23andMe’s Parkinson’s Research Community is by far the largest cohort of its kind. Participants in this research, are both re-contactable and deeply phenotyped. It has become an enormous resource for Parkinson’s research.
Our bodies do a lot on autopilot — breathing, keeping our hearts going, sweating, digesting our food. But sometimes those automatic functions don’t work automatically. So-called “autonomic dysfunction” is when...
Using data from four million 23andMe research participants, scientists studying Parkinson's disease made new findings that may help efforts by drug hunters looking for ways to treat the disease. The study also included data from the Broad Institute's Genome Aggregation Database (gnomAD) and was one of seven published in the journal Nature Medicine that leverage this data meant to bring together exome and sequence data from many sources for researchers.
New Parkinson’s disease research by scientists at 23andMe has identified more than 100 phenotypic variables related to the disease, offering a potential step forward in efforts to diagnose Parkinson’s disease...