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NEW YORK – The National Institutes of Health said this week that the Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP) program for Parkinson's disease has launched a data portal to provide researchers with de-identified information collected from 4,298 Parkinson's patients and healthy controls. The portal can be used to develop therapies for the disease, study complex data sets, and perform genome-wide analyses at a large scale.

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