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.