25 Years Ago, the First Report of a Mutation Associated With Parkinson’s Disease

  • A quarter century has passed since the first report of a genetic mutation associated with Parkinson’s disease, in a gene responsible for making the alpha-synuclein protein.
  • There are no blood tests or imaging options to diagnose Parkinson’s disease, and because of the large variability of symptoms, it is often called a

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Employed at Yale University, Deepti is primarily a scientist & patient advocate. She runs Tilde Cafe, a forum to make science accessible (www.tildecafe.org)

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Deepti Pradhan

Deepti Pradhan

Employed at Yale University, Deepti is primarily a scientist & patient advocate. She runs Tilde Cafe, a forum to make science accessible (www.tildecafe.org)