by Austin and Alissa
Huntington's Disease is caused by a genetic defect on chromosome 4 that causes CGA repeat to ocur multiple times.
It is inherited by an autosomal dominant trait
abnormal and unusual movements
Daniel My Brother (Huntington's Disease)
about one in every 30,000 people in the U.s have it . That dosnt sound like a lot, but currently there is no cure and people between 30-50 are common to get it, although some have gotten it around age 2 and 3.
Scientists are trying to figure out what the gene does to different structures in the brain and it's affect on chemistry and metabolism.
The diagnosis is just a general physical exam , seeing if you have any of the symptons and a review of family medical history.
Intresting Fact ^
It was named after Doctor George Huntington who first discovered it in 1872