Fruit Flies Help Unlock Genetic Secrets of Parkinson's

April 15, 2017 12:05 AM
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Researchers in Britain have shown that genetic manipulation can prevent or slow the symptoms of Parkinson's, in the inherited form of the disease. That's a minority of Parkinson's patients, but the researchers are learning more about what causes nerve cells in the brain to die. Faith Lapidus reports.