New Gene Discovered to Cause Parkinson’s Disease.

After 20 years of research, scientists at Northwestern University (in collaboration with scientists from around the world) have made a new discovery: they’ve isolated a gene called TMEM230 whose mutation causes the onset of Parkinson’s Disease.

“Many genes have been claimed to cause Parkinson’s disease, but they haven’t been validated. We show that mutations in this new gene lead to pathologically and clinically proven cases of the disease.” ~Teepu Siddique, MD (principal investigator)

Knowing the cause leads to the cure. 

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