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Doctors Grow Parkinsonian Human Brain Cells In Vitro, Shedding Light on the Genetics of the Disease

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"For the first time, Parkinson’s researchers have made human brain cells derived from the skin cells of patients who carry a mutated gene related to Parkinson’s disease. This means researchers can now track exactly how this mutation, in a gene called parkin, causes the disease in about 10 percent of Parkinson’s patients."

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C_Menz1762d ago

Any insight on Parkinson Disease is good news for those families who have someone who suffers from it. Even if it only helps 10% of those who have it, it would still be a huge breakthrough.