PARKINSON DISEASE

Parkinson disease risk variants in East Asian populations

Genome-wide association studies (GWASs) have identified multiple loci associated with Parkinson disease; however, most of these studies were carried out in North American or European populations. A large-scale GWAS in East Asian populations has now identified two novel Parkinson disease-associated loci, which could improve risk prediction in Asian individuals.

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Wu, R., Farrer, M.J. Parkinson disease risk variants in East Asian populations. Nat Rev Neurol 16, 461–462 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41582-020-0379-6

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