Study Examines Genetics of Parkinson’s in Latinos

Study Examines Genetics of Parkinson’s in Latinos

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Study Examines Genetics of Parkinson’s in Latinos

Genetic variations in the gene SNCA are tied to an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease (PD) among Latinos, according to a recent analysis. Also, Latinos with African ancestry are less likely to develop Parkinson’s. The analysis is “the most comprehensive examination of PD genetics in this population [Latinos] to date,” according to the researchers. The results were published in Annals of Neurology, in the study, “Characterizing the Genetic Architecture of Parkinson’s Disease in Latinos.” It…

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