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23andMe: Quest for Parkinson’s cure opens door to genetic data mining
The Mercury News

Even seated, Mary Haynes’ body is perpetually in motion. Her torso lurches side to side when she speaks, while Mike Tossy’s body is noticeably still. His eyes dart around, but his head rarely turns.

Both Haynes and Tossy suffer from Parkinson’s disease — a neurodegenerative disorder affecting nearly a million Americans. They are also two of 11,000 customers of 23andMe with Parkinson’s participating in the DNA testing company’s research program.

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