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Understanding Huntington’s disease

Posted On: Jul 2, 2019


Huntington’s disease is interesting because it is a genetic disease caused by one allele of one gene. We know which gene it is and what the mutation is (an expansion of the CAG repeat region in Exon 1 of the Huntingtin gene). By comparison, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease could be caused by one gene or many genes, and environmental factors...

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