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What's in Your DNA? Understanding Parkinson's Genetics (Webinar)

What is the science behind genetic inheritance that increases the chance of getting Parkinson’s disease (PD) later in life? In this audio from our Third Thursday Webinar, experts explain what genetic mutations are, those that are mostly seen in people with PD and the benefits of genetic testing. 

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In this podcast, moderator Soania Mathur, MD, The Michael J. Fox Foundation Patient Council co-chair, leads a discussion with expert panelists:  

  • Roy Alcalay, MD, MS, chief of the Movement Disorders Division at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and associate professor of clinical neurology at Columbia University

  • Jennifer Verbrugge, MS, CGC, LGC, genetic counselor at Indiana University School of Medicine 

  • Jon Gilman, director of product at Agero, Inc.

View a transcript of this podcast. 

Want to see the slides and other resources from the webinar? Watch on demand

If you have have a genetic mutation linked to Parkinson's — whether you have Parkinson’s or not — you can play a critical role in research. Our landmark Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative is open to anyone over age 18 in the U.S. Join the study that could change everything at

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