Epigenetic Changes Observed in Blood May Point to Early Stages in Parkinson Disease, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Study

Published: Sep 26, 2013

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Parkinson disease, a neurodegenerative disorder in which both genetic and environmental factors play important roles, has been associated with epigenetic changes (those molecular modifications that alter the behavior of genes without changing the DNA sequence). Because accurate diagnosis is not easy for this disease, scientists are continuously trying to identify early signs of the disease that enable treatment before major neurological damage occurs.

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