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By Centre for Applied Neurogenetics on June 28, 2012
From the release — An international team led by human genetic researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health has identified the latest gene associated with typical late-onset Lewy body Parkinson’s disease (PD), with the help of a Canadian Mennonite family of Dutch-German-Russian ancestry. Twelve of the 57 members of the Saskatchewan [...]
By Centre for Applied Neurogenetics on June 13, 2012
OTTAWA — Experts advised Matt Farrer to stop studying the genetics of Parkinson’s disease because “there’s no genetics in it,” that he was wasting his time. So he went and found the genetic foundations of the disease anyway. Farrer, a neuroscientist and geneticist from the University of British Columbia, says existing drugs for Parkinson’s fight [...]