Despite their bad reputations, the vast majority of mutations are not harmful. Even in very rare genetic disorders, only one or two genetic variations — out of tens of thousands — is actually the cause of disease. Distinguishing between harmful and harmless mutations has long been a challenge.
As Beijing choked on 'red alert' air pollution, Chinese delegates pledged to curb emissions at global climate change talks in Paris. A final accord was reached on Dec. 12 among nearly 200 nations seeking to avert future environmental disaster.
A group of experts working under the umbrella of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS), have developed a new tool for healthcare professionals that they hope will mark a significant advancement in the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD), especially in its early stages. The results of their study could also have a major impact on the quality of research on Parkinson's disease.