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What's New in Genetics and Parkinson's?

Originally presented on Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Led by Matthew Farrer, Ph.D.

"Each new gene and the story the genes tell together are providing the most remarkable molecular insights into what is happening in Parkinson's disease," says Matthew Farrer, Ph.D. What do genetic discoveries mean for you, your family and future Parkinson's therapies? Find out by joining PDF and Dr. Farrer for a one-hour PD ExpertBriefing discussing the topic.

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Goals for Participants:

  • Discuss the latest findings in genetic research for Parkinson's
  • Understand what genetics research tell us about risk for developing Parkinson's
  • Understand how the study of genetics could impact the development of new treatments for Parkinson's


Matt Farrer, Ph.D. 

Matthew Farrer, Ph.D.

Dr. Farrer is Canada Excellence Research Chair in Neurogenetics and Translational Neuroscience at the University of British Columbia. 

He received support from PDF for genetics research in 2004 and 2011.  Visit his website at


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