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


"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."

C_Menz4481d 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.


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