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Genetic Parkinsons disease brain cells made in lab

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Posted in Medicine on 9th Feb, 2012 07:17 PM by APM

The breakthrough means they can now see exactly how mutations in the parkin gene cause the disease in an estimated one in 10 patients with Parkinson's.

 

And it offers a realistic model to test new treatments on - a hurdle that has blighted research efforts until now.

 

The team told Nature Communications their work was a "game-changer".

 

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"This is the first time that human dopamine neurons have ever been generated from Parkinson's disease patients with parkin mutations," said Dr Jian Feng who led the investigations.



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