No Link Found Between Parkinson’s and FGF20 Gene Variants in Study

No Link Found Between Parkinson’s and FGF20 Gene Variants in Study

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No Link Found Between Parkinson’s and FGF20 Gene Variants in Study

Although some previous research has indicated that certain variations in the FGF20 gene increase the risk of Parkinson’s disease, a new Chinese study indicates that these mutations don’t increase Parkinson’s risk. The study, “Quantitative assessment of the effect of FGF20 rs1721100 and rs12720208 variant on the risk of sporadic Parkinson’s disease: a meta-analysis,” was published in Neurological Sciences. Parkinson’s disease is characterized by the death of dopamine-producing neurons in the brain. One factor that contributes to…

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