Understanding the Genetic
Architecture of Parkinson's Disease

The Global Parkinson’s Genetics Program (GP2) is an ambitious five-year program to genotype >150,000 volunteers around the world to further understand the genetic architecture of Parkinson’s disease (PD). There is still much to learn about genetic risk factors and the path to further understanding requires working collaboratively and openly sharing data, processes, and results.

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GP2 Updates

Check out the latest news about GP2.

  • First-of-its-Kind DNA Biobank Opens in Peru

    ASAP, through GP2 and in partnership with LARGE-PD and the MJFF, celebrated a shared milestone with the inauguration of the DNA Biobank at the Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Neurológicas. The Biobank will help accelerate collaboration and greater genetic representation of Latin American participants in research.

  • Researching Parkinson’s disease genetics on a global scale

    This Movement Disorders article explores GP2's ambitions to facilitate the rapid expansion of our understanding of the genetic architecture of PD, both in terms of depth and global context.

  • Black and African American Connections to PD

    GP2 launched BLAAC PD: Black and African American Connections to Parkinson’s Disease, as part of our commitment to increase representation in research and care within communities.

Latest Blog Posts

Read the latest blogs from GP2’s scientists and collaborators.

  • Building Clinical and Genetic Data for GP2 in the Cohort Integration Working Group

    By Huw Morris | Complex disease genetics |

    Huw Morris leads the Cohort Integration working group (CIWG). In this blog post, Huw provides an outline of the research on Parkinson’s disease over the last 25 years and shares the plans of the CIWG to harmonize clinical data from research participants to enable large clinical outcomes research.

  • Understanding GWAS: Part 2 – Additional Insights and Tips

    By GP2 Complex Disease Data Analysis Working Group | Complex disease genetics |

    As a follow-up to the last blog post on Understanding GWAS, the GP2 Complex Disease Data Analysis Working Group has provided practical tips and insights for running your own GWAS.

  • GP2 and AMP PD: Platform Partners for Progress in Parkinson’s Research

    By GP2 & AMP PD | GP2 Values, Research Collaboration |

    Adding a layer of compute to connect two massive datasets is where we are headed. Mike Nalls, Hampton Leonard, Matt Bookman, and Eline Appelmans outline the partnership between The Global Parkinson’s Genetics Program (GP2) and Accelerating Medicines Partnership: Parkinson's Disease (AMP PD) to be your one-stop shop for PD genetic and genomic data in this new blog post.

Working Groups

Find out about GP2’s working groups and their recently accomplished milestones.