Genetic Mutations Cause Rare Form Of Parkinson’s 
10/19/2005 5:12:06 PM

A team of American, Spanish, and British scientists has identified a genetic mutation that causes a rare inherited form of Parkinson’s disease in some families. This particular form of the disease occurs late in life and in this respect resembles the more common forms of Parkinson’s that do not run in families and probably involve multiple genes and environmental risk factors.