NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Scripps Translational Science Institute has partnered with the Michael J. Fox Foundation and Intel to launch a study that aims to improve screening accuracy for Parkinson's disease using a combination of genotyping and wireless sensors.

The study, called the Genetic and Digital Diagnosis of Essential Tremor and Parkinson's Disease — or GADGET-PD — will be run through the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder Center at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla.

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