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Genetics

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April 1, 2021 GBA and LRRK2: What two key genes mean for Parkinson’s

For many people who develop Parkinson’s disease, some of the risk may be written in their genes. But so too may be answers that lead…

October 15, 2020 Graduate student spotlight: Understanding genetic risk in Parkinson’s

Throughout the year, we highlight Van Andel Institute Graduate School’s doctoral students. This month features Jordan Prahl, a student in the lab of Dr. Gerry Coetzee.…

May 15, 2019 Linking genetics and Parkinson’s: A Q&A with genetics expert Dr. Ellen Sidransky

As a pediatrician with expertise in medical genetics, Dr. Ellen Sidransky never expected to become one of the world’s foremost experts on Parkinson’s disease,…

April 22, 2019 Explainer: How genetics impact Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Lewy body dementia

On May 7, the Institute will host A Focus on Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Lewy Body Dementia, the next installment in our Public Lecture Series. Scientists…

April 18, 2019 The woman who doesn’t feel pain: A Q&A with Dr. José Brás

We all know that being in pain is, well, a pain. But despite the discomfort it brings, pain plays an important role in protecting the…

April 3, 2019 What you need to know about genetics and Parkinson’s disease

To mark Parkinson’s Awareness Month, we are taking a look at how our genetics — the instructions written in our DNA — impact Parkinson’s disease…

April 2, 2018 Scientists discover new method for measuring cellular age
Nature Genetics paper shows cells begin losing important DNA marks in utero

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., and LOS ANGELES (April 2, 2018) — A team led by scientists at Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) and

May 26, 2015 NIH-funded Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) project describes how differences in DNA affect gene activity, disease onset

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (May 26, 2015)—Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) is playing a key role in a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded project to establish…