Expert neurologists explain that only about 10 percent of Parkinson’s disease (PD) cases are linked to genetics. Genetic testing looks for genetic mutations that are associated with PD. The experts emphasize that having a genetic mutation for PD is a risk factor, but it does not mean that you will get the disease. Most cases of PD are sporadic, meaning the cause is unknown.
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