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In the early, online version of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from China and the US describe de novo NUS1 mutations that appear to contribute to Parkinson's disease risk in individuals of Han Chinese ancestry. Using exome sequencing, the team assessed 39 individuals with early-onset Parkinson's disease, along with their parents and 20 of their unaffected siblings.

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