Huntington's Disease

by Austin and Alissa

Genetic Defect

Huntington's Disease is caused by a genetic defect on chromosome 4 that causes CGA repeat to ocur multiple times.

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It is inherited by an autosomal dominant trait

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Behavorial problems



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.
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current research

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.
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Intresting Fact ^

It was named after Doctor George Huntington who first discovered it in 1872