The Promise and Challenges of iPSC Modeling in Parkinson’s Disease

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March 18, 2016

Given the challenges of replicating Parkinson’s disease in animal models, returning to models that are human-based and highly clinically characterized may provide the most successful path forward. There is a critical need to differentiate Lewy body Parkinson’s disease from other non-Lewy body forms of parkinsonism. This is important because the underlying molecular pathomechanisms, and hence potential therapeutic targets, are unlikely to be similar for both.

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