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My beginning essential question for my project on parkinson’s disease is if it is hereditary or not. I am interested in this topic because my grandmother had parkinson’s so I wanted to do a bit of research to see if I had a chance of getting it. I am very interested in different types of genetic diseases like alzheimer’s and huntington’s disease because of the cognitive decline it causes patients. I want to major in health sciences in college so studying parkinson’s now will help me understand mutations in specific genes.¬†Throughout my current research it is rare to have parkinson’s passed down from one generation to the next. The most common cause of parkinson’s is a genetic mutation.