Parkinson’s Disease

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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23andMe and a New Paradigm for Research

June 22, 2010
As highlighted in Thomas Goetz’s new Wired article “Sergey’s Search,” 23andMe’s innovative web-based research platform is pushing Parkinson’s disease research ahead at an unprecedented pace.   With our database clocking...
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23andMe Parkinson’s Research Initiative Progress Update

January 26, 2010
By Nick Eriksson, 23andMe Principal Scientist, and Lizzie Dorfman, Parkinson’s Research Project Manager Less than a year ago we announced the launch of the 23andMe Parkinson’s Research Initiative. Since then,...
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SNPwatch: Genetic Association Study of Leprosy Yields New Insights into an Ancient Disease

December 16, 2009
Leprosy is a chronic, disabling disease caused by a bacterium (Mycobacterium leprae) that infects only humans and armadillos. The disease affects the skin and peripheral nerves, leading to sores, numbness...
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