Hunntington's Disease

By John Fears

How does Hunntington's affect you?

First you have involuntary movements, then the second thing that happens is you have cognitive problems, and finally you begin to have behavioral problems.

How can you get this disease?

Hunnington's is inherited in an dominant pattern. This means that everyone who inherits the faulty gene will eventually get the disease. A parent with a mutation in the HD gene has a 50 percent chance of passing the disease to their children.