Six new Parkinson's factors found

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A National Institutes of Health-funded study of over 18,000 patients has identified six new genetic risk factors associated with Parkinson's Disease.

The study tapped into resources and researchers from multiple organizations including 23andMe, the US Department of Defense and the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

The NIH reports that some of the new risk factors are also thought to be associated with Gaucher's disease.

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