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Unravelling the mystery of how one gene contributes to Parkinson’s, Crohn’s and leprosy

 
Team members from the Schlossmacher lab include (clockwise from top left) Dr. Michael Schlossmacher, Dr. Bojan Shutinoski, Quinton Hake-Volling, Dr. Julianna Tomlinson and Nathalie Lengacher

Researchers have struggled for years to understand how mutations in one gene, called LRRK2, can increase the risk of three very different diseases. Now, a Canadian team has found that inflammation is the likely culprit.

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