Six new genetic risk factors for Parkinson's found

July 28, 2014 3:30 PM

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Six new genetic risk factors for Parkinson's found

Scientists have identified more than two dozen genetic risk factors involved in Parkinson's disease, including six that had not been previously reported.

"Unravelling the genetic underpinnings of Parkinson's is vital to understanding the multiple mechanisms involved in this complex disease, and hopefully, may one day lead to effective therapies," said Andrew Singleton, a scientist at the US National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Aging ...

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