Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has teamed up with 23andMe, a leading personal genetics company, in its Parkinson’s Disease Research Initiative to enroll 10,000 individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD) to participate in research. Individuals in this online community are helping to advance research in Parkinson’s by completing online surveys and sharing their genetic data with researchers. 23andMe’s Parkinson’s Disease Research Initiative also serves as a community for individuals and families affected by the disease to connect with each other.
Anyone who has been diagnosed with Parkinson's can join the initiative and receive a free 23andMe Personal Genome Service. Participants can also access personalized reports on what their DNA reveals about 235 other traits and conditions, or dig into their roots using a variety of ancestry features offered by 23andMe.
“It’s an honor to have Muhammad and Lonnie Ali join our Parkinson’s Disease Research Initiative,” said Anne Wojcicki, CEO of 23andMe. "Muhammad is a legend and it's wonderful to have him helping us pioneer a novel, consumer-driven approach to research. By bringing thousands of individuals together online, we hope to make significant discoveries that will impact Muhammad's life and others with Parkinson's."
Muhammad Ali inspires the world to join 23andMe, a leading personal genetics company that is changing the face of Parkinson's Research. Find out how you can help find a cure: www.23andme.com/pd.