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Crystal ball for Parkinson’s

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April 30, 2014
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One million Americans are living with Parkinson’s disease and right now there’s no way to tell these patients if they will have a mild or severe form of the disease. Now, a simple blood test may give Parkinson’s patients a glimpse into their future. Video provided by Ivanhoe


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