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What do we know about Parkinson's as a result of the human genome project?
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In brief: Several genes
There is a very active effort to find genetic causes of parkinson's disease.
There is a research study called progeni that has more information on the site. http://progeni.iu.edu currently the genes associated with parkinson's are alpha-synuclein (snca) & lrkk2 for dominant inheritance and parkin, pink1 & dj-1 for recessive inheritance.

In brief: Several genes
There is a very active effort to find genetic causes of parkinson's disease.
There is a research study called progeni that has more information on the site. http://progeni.iu.edu currently the genes associated with parkinson's are alpha-synuclein (snca) & lrkk2 for dominant inheritance and parkin, pink1 & dj-1 for recessive inheritance.
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