Parkinson’s May Share a Genetic Link with Crohn’s Disease, Study Finds

Parkinson’s May Share a Genetic Link with Crohn’s Disease, Study Finds
Mutations in the LRRK2 gene, a major genetic factor contributing to Parkinson’s disease, may likely affect the risk for Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory bowel disease, researchers at Mount Sinai in New York discovered. The results suggest a potential genetic link between Crohn’s disease and Parkinson’s and common disease mechanisms. The findings should help researchers identify which patients are at risk for ... read more
Source: Parkinson’s News TodayPublished on 2018-01-16By Patricia Inacio, PhD