Recently, the FDA issued a warning letter to 23andMe Saliva Collection Kit and Personal Genome Service (PGS) for a violation of marketing rules. The National Parkinson Foundation believes that both organizations should put patients first. While we believe that patient safety is an important issue, 23andMe provides DNA analysis that patients have a right to know on their own terms. We further hope that the database of Parkinson’s disease information that has been collected by 23andMe thus far continues to be of high value for research in an open access fashion. We will keep you updated on this issue as news unfolds.
It's hard to believe the holidays are almost here... and we have a present for you! Any purchase in our online store before January 1 can be discounted 10% by entering the discount code HOLIDAY at check out. Happy shopping!
On February 2, 2014 you can race with Team Hope in the Miami Marathon and Half Marathon. You will make the personal achievement of running a long-distance race even more memorable by helping NPF improve care and change lives for people with Parkinson’s!
Would you like to know more about how to live well with Parkinson’s disease? Join us for this special webinar hosted by NPF’s National Medical Director, Dr. Michael S. Okun, as he shares his knowledge and experience on this important topic for patients, caregivers and their families based on his new book on Parkinson’s treatment.