Jump to content


E-Newsletter Signup Like us on Facebook Sign Up For Our e-Newsletter
Photo

23andMe


  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 stitcher

stitcher

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 68 posts
  • LocationPennsylvania

Posted 03 May 2009 - 06:22 AM

I'm somewhat new here, so I hope it is okay to post this. If not, I am sure I will hear about it and/or a moderator will remove my post.

Have you requested your code for a discount coupon yet? Coupon allows you to purchase your SPIT (Stopping Parkinson's In Time) kit for only $25.

You are eligible for the discount fee if:
[*:1oq2ymvd]you have been diagnosed by a physicianGo to:
http://www.michaeljfox.org/23andme.cfmto register for the code that will be sent to you by email. Once you have the code, go to 23andMe to submit for your coupon. Just follow all the directions in the email.

https://www.23andme.com/]23andMe is collecting genetic data and information from Parkinson patient surveys that might help speed the development of new therapies!

#2 stitcher

stitcher

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 68 posts
  • LocationPennsylvania

Posted 03 May 2009 - 06:26 AM

I can see I have to learn about URLs...hummm!

#3 sea

sea

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 191 posts
  • LocationNew York City

Posted 03 May 2009 - 04:09 PM

stitcher,
Do you know how they confirm whether you've got Parkinson's for the study?

p.s. There is no moderator here....

#4 stitcher

stitcher

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 68 posts
  • LocationPennsylvania

Posted 04 May 2009 - 12:07 AM

Sea, the study is not to determine or confirm PD, the ONLY way to confirm PD is by way of autopsy and I know I am not ready to have that done to me!!

"death is currently the only definitive way to confirm the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease."

23andMe is looking for genetic factors and new therapies.

#5 sea

sea

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 191 posts
  • LocationNew York City

Posted 04 May 2009 - 09:27 PM

Hi stitcher,

Yes, I know there's they won't and can't diagnose!! Just wondering how they confirm that one has actually been diagnosed with PD, since they want to screen non-PWPs out of this particular research....

#6 adiaz

adiaz

    Member

  • Administrators
  • 22 posts
  • LocationMiami, FL

Posted 06 May 2009 - 08:47 AM

Hi Stitcher,

See the latest announcement at the top of this Discussion Board.
NPF has joined 23andMe as a partner in this recruiting effort,
along with the Fox Foundation and the Parkinson Institue in Sunnyvale, a designated NPF Center of Excellence.

You can also request the discount code for the $25 test kit by visiting http://www.parkinson.org/23andme

Read a letter from the co-founders of 23andMe

P.S. This forum is not moderated. NPF values the free flow of information and the collective power of all persons and organizations working to improve the well being of those living with PD. I was a casual visitor today as I wanted to be sure the 23andME announcement displayed properly, when I happened on your post.

Regards,

Adolfo Diaz
Deputy Director of Programs
National Parkinson Foundation




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users