Boston — 23andMe has partnered with PatientsLikeMe, a company that facilitates the sharing of patient outcomes data, to conduct research into Parkinson's disease, the firms said this week.

With the aid of PatientsLikeMe's access to community-based patient groups through its platform for collecting and sharing outcomes data, 23andMe plans to recruit 10,000 people for a large study on Parkinson's disease, the firms said.

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