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Parkinson's disease

Guilt by genetic association

Certain sequence variants of the α-synuclein gene are linked to the risk of Parkinson's disease. An analysis of these variants using gene-editing technology provides a possible explanation for this increased risk. See Letter p.95

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A.A. is a co-founder and consultant for Alector, a biotechnology company. H.R. is a consultant for Alector.

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Abeliovich, A., Rhinn, H. Guilt by genetic association. Nature 533, 40–41 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature17891

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