Parkinson’s Disease

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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Whole-Genome Sequencing of Parkinson’s Patients

November 05, 2012
(Editor’s note: Here is a link to Cory’s poster presented at ASHG.) Parkinson’s disease (PD) research has long been a priority at 23andMe. Our Parkinson’s research community is one of...
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23andMe Goes to Washington

October 17, 2012
As we near our goal of enrolling 10,000 patients in 23andMe’s Parkinson’s research community, we are ever more eager to share what we are doing. Last month our CEO, Anne...
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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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23andMe’s Latest Publication Shines Light on Male Pattern Baldness and Unexpected Associations with Disease

June 18, 2012
A new paper in PLoS Genetics describes discoveries related to the genetics of male pattern baldness. 23andMe customers represented more than half the cases of male pattern baldness studied, and our unique database also allowed the researchers to uncover unexpected connections between this common trait and specific diseases.
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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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Announcing 23andMe’s First Patent

May 28, 2012
23andMe has a substantial research arm with more than 20 scientists dedicated to making meaningful discoveries that will improve the lives of all of us. We do not want our discoveries to just be an academic pursuit -- we want to meaningfully improve lives. Our first patent is an important step in ensuring that we’ve done all we can towards successful translation of a promising discovery in Parkinson's disease.
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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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