The Michael J. Fox Foundation and Stuart Isaacson, MD – Medical Director, PD and Movement Disorders Center of Boca Raton – will host a special presentation on “Hereditary Neurologic Diseases of Aging in People of Eastern European (Ashkenazi) Jewish Descent.”
New data on Parkinson’s Disease (PD) genetics could arm researchers with a whole new set of tools to diagnose and even treat PD earlier, potentially revolutionizing drug development for PD and other diseases of the brain. The presentation will include information on genetic neurologic conditions common in the Ashkenazi Jewish population with a specific focus on the LRRK2 gene. A mutation in LRRK2 can be associated with the onset of PD and is more common in Jewish people of Eastern European (Ashkenazi) decent than in the general population.
Learn more about these new developments in PD research, especially if you have family or friends impacted by the disease.