Parkinson’s Research Community

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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Parkinson’s Research Community Update

April 20, 2017
23andMe Parkinson's disease researchers plan to collect new types of data for their work.
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Parkinson’s Awareness Month

April 18, 2017
April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month and this year it also marks the eighth anniversary of 23andMe’s Parkinson’s Research Community, which introduced a game-changing model for science, one that leverages online...
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International Parkinson’s Meeting News

July 29, 2016
After four days in Berlin attending the massive annual meeting of the International Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Society, 23andMe Parkinson’s Community manager, Paul Cannon, PhD, came back hopeful for the...
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Ali and Parkinson’s

June 30, 2016
In his last fight– the one against Parkinson’s – Muhammad Ali went the distance finally succumbing in early June to complications from a respiratory problem.He was 74. In the more...
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Everyday Hero

April 21, 2016
There are many faces of Parkinson’s, Claudia’s just happens to be smiling most of the time. “I’m an optimistic person,” said the mother of two teenage boys who lives with...
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April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

April 05, 2016
To mark Parkinson’s Awareness Month, we’re taking a moment to look at some of the accomplishments 23andMe has made in the study of the disease in a relatively short time....
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New Developments in Parkinson’s Diagnosis and Treatment

November 11, 2015
In two recent reports , Parkinson’s researchers describe findings that may lead to new ways of detecting early signs of the disease and a potential new treatment. In the first...
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Patients Perspective on Parkinson’s Disease

October 06, 2015
As federal regulators listened, patients told them of their symptoms – the sleepless nights, the days with uncontrollable tremors or the little struggles simply maintaining their balance. Paul Cannon, 23andMe’s...
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A New Model for Discerning Parkinson’s

August 13, 2015
A team of researchers has developed a simple and non-invasive approach that uses genetic data in combination with other demographic and biomarker information to accurately distinguish those with and without...
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