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Google Co-Founder Parkinson’s Disease


Sergey BrinGoogle co-founder Sergey Brin candidly revealed on his new blog that he carried a gene mutation, G2019S, which is related to Parkinson’s disease. This was discovered during the test trial of her wife’s co-founded DNA Company, 23andMe. He revealed that his mother Eugena and aunt also suffered from Parkinson’s disease.

On Sergey Brin’s blog he said that he is still fortunate that he had discovered that he is predisposed with this disease. Because of that, he used some of hia Google billions to fund for research on Parkinson’s disease. According to Wikipedia, “Parkinson's disease (also known as Parkinson disease or PD) is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that often impairs the sufferer's motor skills and speech, as well as other functions.”

Sergey Brin wrote in his blog, “I know early in my life something I am substantially predisposed to. "I now have the opportunity to adjust my life to reduce those odds (e.g. there is evidence that exercise may be protective against Parkinson's). "I also have the opportunity to perform and support research into this disease long before it may affect me. And, regardless of my own health it can help my family members as well as others."

I am hoping that this research would find a cure to Parkinson’s disease. We don’t want to suffer from this disease. Definitely not me!

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1 comments

  1. Sherry  

    March 7, 2009 at 8:05 PM

    this is sad to know. :(


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