BOSTON – Consumer genomics firm 23andMe has partnered with PatientsLikeMe, a company that facilitates the sharing of patient outcomes data, to conduct research on Parkinson's disease.

With access to PatientsLikeMe's community-based patient groups and its platform for collecting and sharing outcomes data, 23andMe plans to recruit 10,000 people for a large study on Parkinson's disease. The goal of 23andMe's Parkinson's disease study is to identify the genetic and environmental factors for the disease, as well as gauge the effectiveness of different treatments.

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