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  • Muhammad Ali Joins 23andMe

    Muhammad Ali inspires the world to join 23andMe, a leading personal genetics company that is changing the face of Parkinson's research.


Help revolutionize the way Parkinson's disease is studied. Take an active role in groundbreaking research by mailing in your DNA sample and answering surveys online. Over 10,000 people with Parkinson's have come together to form what is now the largest Parkinson's community for genetic research in the world. This group is already powering research breakthroughs - we've found two new genes associated with Parkinson's.

With over 10,000 participants, we can make a bigger impact on Parkinson's research. Join today.

How it works - We need your spit!

Eligible Individuals

  1. Diagnosed with Parkinson's disease by a physician
  2. Access to the internet
  3. Willing to complete online health surveys

How You Benefit

  • Lifetime access to 23andMe's Personal Genome Service® at no cost
  • Learn about your ancestry and access your raw genetic data
  • Help advance medical research
23andMe Parkinson's Disease - 10,000 research participants - goal reached

Everyone Can Help

Muhammed Ali Joins 23andMe Parkinson's Desease Research

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Muhammad Ali, the world's "Greatest" champion, is fighting alongside thousands of others who are part of the 23andMe Parkinson's Research Community. The more people who enroll in this research, the more powerful it becomes, and the more likely it is that we can find a cure for Parkinson's. Encourage people you know with Parkinson's to enroll online. Spread the word!

Don't have Parkinson's? Participate in research

Recently our scientists found a genetic variant that appears to be protective against Parkinson's. This major breakthrough was possible only because of participation from people who don't have the disease. Breakthroughs can lead to cures or preventions so people don't get sick in the first place. By joining 23andMe and simply choosing to take part in research by answering questions, you can contribute to scientific discoveries - not only related to Parkinson's, but related to hundreds of other conditions. Plus, you can learn about your ancestry and access your raw genetic data through the 23andMe Personal Genome Service®.

Support your loved one with Parkinson's

You don't have to join 23andMe to give a hand to someone with Parkinson's. It doesn't take heroic gestures to support those with the disease. A first step is simply learning more about Parkinson's. The Michael J. Fox Foundation offers "Parkinson's 101" to help explain what it is and how it affects the brain. Sometimes just being there and listening is all that matters. Their "Guide for Caregivers" offers more suggestions and tips.



Photo credits

  • Video produced by 23andMe and Elliott Kennerson/Boze Angeles Productions
  • Photos courtesy of Muhammad Ali Enterprises and Michael Gaffney, Author of The Champ: My Year with Muhammad Ali