Parkinson's Foundation Launches First-of-its-Kind Free Genetic Testing Initiative for People with Parkinson's Disease

The Parkinson’s Foundation (PF) announced the launch of PD GENEration: Mapping the Future of Parkinson’s Disease, a first-of-its kind national initiative spearheaded and led by PF Stanley Fahn Junior Faculty Awardee Dr. Roy Alcalay, with Columbia as the first site to enroll patients.  PD GENEration offers free genetic testing for clinically relevant Parkinson’s-related genes and free genetic counseling to help participants better understand their results.  Additionally, genetic testing results obtained through this study will be confidentially sent to a secure central database for future Parkinson’s-related research.