Google co-founder has pro-Parkinson gene

Sept. 19, 2008 at 3:49 PM
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MOUNAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Google co-founder Sergey Brin, making his announcement on a blog, says he has a gene mutation that increases the possibility of Parkinson's disease.

Brin says he doesn't have the disease and isn't sure what the implications of the discovery are. Parkinson's is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that can impair speech, movement and other functions.

Brin, ranked by Forbes as the 13th richest American with a personal fortune of $15.9 billion, said that he may help fund research into the disease.

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