Parkinson’s Foundation’s New Initiative Links Patients’ Genetic Data to Clinical Care

March 8, 2018
By Patricia Inacio, PhD

"The Parkinson’s Foundation is establishing a new program offering genetic testing and counseling to Parkinson’s patients within its Centers of Excellence network to advance research, knowledge, and patient care.

The foundation’s new Genetic Initiative will create the largest database of genetic data for active Parkinson’s disease. The information will be collected via the Parkinson’s Outcomes Project — the largest, ongoing clinical study of the disease with more than 10,000 participants in five countries.

The idea to launch the Genetic Initiative was inspired by discussions with Roy Alcalay, MD, MS, an expert in the genetics of Parkinson’s disease and assistant professor of neurology at Columbia University, and a Parkinson’s Foundation Scientific Advisory Board Member..." [read more]

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