Parkinson’s Disease

Did You Know? It’s Not so Rare to Have a Rare Disease

February 29, 2012
We hear a lot about common conditions because so many people have them and in contrast relatively little about rare diseases. But how rare is rare? If you add up all the rare diseases it turns out that about 30 million Americans suffer from a rare disease. That’s nearly 10% of the population – suddenly rare is not so rare! Today is Rare Disease Day, so learn more about how you can help raise awareness.
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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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Our Top 10 for 2011

December 28, 2011
We thought 2010 would be hard to top but we’re happy to say that 2011 has been even better. Here's our list of some of the most intriguing developments from 2011.
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Milestones in the Fight Against Parkinson’s Disease

October 25, 2011
It's been an exciting year for research on Parkinson's disease, and now 23andMe is adding yet another discovery to the mix -- a genetic factor that may protect against Parkinson's in individuals carrying the high-risk G2019S LRRK2 variant.
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McFly’s Shoes to Help Fight Parkinson’s

September 15, 2011
Even though they aren’t self-lacing and don’t come with a hoverboard, the limited-production Nike Mags – Marty McFly’s fly shoes from the 1989 movie Back to the Future II –...
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New genetic variants found to influence risk of Parkinson’s disease

June 23, 2011
On the eve of the anniversary of our first publication, 23andMe is excited to announce the publication of our second research paper, “Web-based genome-wide association study identifies two novel loci...
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Cinco de Me-O

April 29, 2011
The typical five year-old is pretty confident, filled with energy and imagination. Maybe a little loud. Yesterday, 23andMe turned five. We’re brimming with vigor and vision. Still a little brash....
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Take a Hike… for Parkinson’s Awareness

April 13, 2011
It’s easy to talk the talk for disease awareness, but now you can walk the walk — literally! On April 16th, the Parkinson’s Association of San Diego (PASD) and the...
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Scientists Score a Breakthrough with Parkinson’s in a Petri Dish

March 30, 2011
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a relatively rare but devastating condition affecting 1-2% of Americans. Although some risk factors are known — including genetic variants that predispose to the condition —...
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23andWe Research Update: Something Old and Something New

December 10, 2010
One of 23andMe’s core missions is to accelerate the pace of scientific research and contribute to our understanding of the genetic basis of human health and traits. Central to this...
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