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Web-based Genetic Research on Parkinson's Disease

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified August 2015 by 23andMe, Inc.
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
The Parkinson's Institute
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
23andMe, Inc. Identifier:
First received: May 9, 2011
Last updated: August 14, 2015
Last verified: August 2015
The purpose of this study is to examine how genes and environment affect risk for Parkinson's disease.

Parkinson's Disease

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Ongoing, Web-Based Genome-Wide Association Studies for Targeted Disease Initiatives

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Further study details as provided by 23andMe, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Saliva DNA test and online surveys with questions about Parkinson's disease experience, symptoms and response to treatment [ Time Frame: Intermittent surveys every 6 months for up to 24 months ]
    We want to learn how genes and environment could play role in Parkinson's disease risk and progression

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Saliva samples are collected for DNA analysis

Estimated Enrollment: 25000
Study Start Date: April 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2025
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2020 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Parkinson's disease patients
People diagnosed with Parkinson's disease by a physician

Detailed Description:
23andMe has created a web-based Parkinson's research initiative to understand the genetic associations found between Parkinson's patients' DNA and their disease. To learn more, visit: You can participate in this research initiative without leaving home. If you are eligible to participate, we will send you an in-home 23andMe DNA kit at no cost. We will ask you short online surveys (15-20) about your Parkinson's journey, symptoms, and response to treatment. Enrollment is on-going and open to individuals who have been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and are residents of the U.S. Participants receive access to ancestry information and uninterpreted genetic data. Participants will also receive regular updates on our research efforts and findings.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Community Sample

Inclusion Criteria:

  • diagnosis of Parkinson's disease by a physician

Exclusion Criteria:

  • diagnoses other than Parkinson's, including:
  • progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP)
  • multiple system atrophy (MSA)
  • Shy-Drager syndrome
  • spinal cerebella ataxia (SCA)
  • atypical parkinsonism
  • parkinsonism due to medications, drug-induced parkinsonism
  • vascular parkinsonism
  • frontotemporal dementia with parkinsonism
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01351467

Contact: Paul Cannon, Ph.D. 6509386300

United States, California
Www.23Andme.Com/Pd Recruiting
Mountain View, California, United States, 94043
Contact: Paul Cannon, Ph.D.    650-938-6300   
Sponsors and Collaborators
23andMe, Inc.
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
The Parkinson's Institute
  More Information

Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: 23andMe, Inc. Identifier: NCT01351467     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 23andMe_PD001
Study First Received: May 9, 2011
Last Updated: August 14, 2015

Keywords provided by 23andMe, Inc.:
genome wide association

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Parkinson Disease
Parkinsonian Disorders
Basal Ganglia Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Movement Disorders
Neurodegenerative Diseases processed this record on April 21, 2017