Huntington's Disease

Brooklyn Matthews and Lauren Tucker

Causes

Huntington's Disease is an insertion mutation where the CAG codon repeats itself more than normal. It is a progressive brain disorder caused by a defective gene. This disease causes changes in the central are of the brain, which affects movement, mood, and thinking skills.

Results

Jerking movements because of muscles

Muscle problems

Difficulty with swallowing and speech

Lack of impulse (mood swings)

Slowness with words