An estimated six million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s disease.

No Cure

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. 

Parkinson’s Research

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.


Large Study Offers Insight into Parkinson’s

May 27, 2020
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.
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23andMe’s Parkinson’s Research Community, More than a Decade of Discovery  

April 02, 2020
As part of Parkinson's Awareness month, 23andME looks back over the now 11 years since we formed the Parkinson's Research Community and note some of what we've accomplished.
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Powering Parkinson’s Research with My Blueprint 

November 28, 2019
Claudia shares her perspective on living with Parkinson's and on why she participates in Parkinson's research in this post that first appeared on the Michael J. Fox Foundation blog.
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Participating in 23andMe Research, A Customer’s Perspective

April 10, 2019
23andMe research participant Tony Garrett gives his perspective on why he is participating in research and his hopes for the future.
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New Parkinson’s Disease Research May Offer Promise for Early Detection

March 27, 2019
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...
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October Insights into Parkinson’s Research

November 12, 2018
An update on recruitment for the Fox Insights Parkinson's research initiative.
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An Interview with 23andMe’s Parkinson’s disease program Manager Paul Cannon

September 21, 2018
23andMe's Parkinson's research community manager, Paul Cannon shares his experience with Deep Brain Stimulation to treat his Parkinson's symptoms.
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New Parkinson’s Disease Research Collaboration with the Michael J. Fox Foundation

October 30, 2017
As part of a broad collaboration with the Michael J. Fox Foundation, 23andMe is inviting participants in its Parkinson's Research community to participate in a new initiative called Fox Insights to make data broadly available to qualified researchers worldwide starting in 2018, with the goals of sparking innovation and discoveries around Parkinson’s disease.
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Update on 23andMe Parkinson’s disease research

October 06, 2017
Participants in the 23andMe Parkinson’s disease research initiative have contributed a vast amount of data, that has enabled our researchers and collaborators to improve our understanding of the genetics of...
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New Genetic Associations for Parkinson’s Disease Identified

September 11, 2017
Scientists at 23andMe and Genentech have identified 17 new genetic variants associated with Parkinson’s disease, almost doubling the total number of known risk variants for the condition, which gives scientists hints at potential new targets for drugs to treat the disease.
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