News of the WeekPARKINSON'S DISEASE

Coincidence or Connection?

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Science  19 Apr 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5567, pp. 451-452
DOI: 10.1126/science.296.5567.451

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Summary

A Canadian TV documentary has reported that three people who worked with actor Michael J. Fox at a TV studio in the late 1970s also have been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. One, like Fox, first showed symptoms in her 30s. Scientists are debating what, if anything, it means.