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You can help in the search for Parkinson’s cure

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Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 8:43 am

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, and — in honor of the 1 million people living with Parkinson’s in the United States — I have some knowledge to share and an ask to make of you.

You may know that Ashkenazi Jews can trace their ancestry to just 350 individuals. This heritage has created genetic similarities so acute that, according to scientists, “everyone is a 30th cousin.”

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