Gene Behind Gaucher Disease a Player in Parkinson's, National Human Genome Research Institute Study  
10/22/2009 6:47:01 AM

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Genome -- Bethesda, Md., Wed., Oct. 21, 2009 — An international team led by a National Institutes of Health researcher has found that carriers of a rare, genetic condition called Gaucher disease face a risk of developing Parkinson's disease more than five times greater than the general public. The findings were published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.