Huntington's disease

Trystan Owen

What it is

Huntington's disease (HD) is an inherited neurological illness causing involuntary movements, severe emotional disturbance and cognitive decline
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How to Help With The Desease

No treatments can alter the course of Huntington's disease. But medications can lessen some symptoms of movement and psychiatric disorders. And multiple interventions can help a person adapt to changes in his or her abilities for a certain amount of time.
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Life Expectancy

and the average life expectancy following diagnosis is 10–30 years.
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3 facts

-found in 1993

-The Huntington’s disease mutation is an expanded triplet repeat — a kind of molecular stutter in the DNA

-Scientists suspect that Huntington’s disease is caused by the gain of a new and toxic function among these proteins