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Educational Resources
Huntington's disease is an inherited disease characterized by the progressive loss of brain and muscle function.
huntington's diseasehuntington's disease is an inherited disease characterized by …
Genetic Disorders
Huntington's disease is an inherited neurological illness causing involuntary movements, severe emotional disturbance and cognitive decline.
huntington 's disease is an inherited neurological illness causing … severe emotional disturbance and cognitive decline. … huntington 's disease (hd) is an inherited neurological …
Staff
Dr. Kenneth Fischbeck is an adjunct investigator in the Medical Genetics Branch at the National Human Genome Research Institute. ​
… effective treatments for these conditions. his laboratory's areas of research include the polyglutamine expansion diseases ( huntington 's disease , kennedy's disease , and spinocerebellar ataxia), …
For Patients and Families
A rare disease is generally considered to be a disease that affects fewer than 200,000 people in the United States at any given time.
… a rare disease is generally considered to be a disease that affects … digestive systems (see: learning about cystic fibrosis ); huntington's disease , which affects the brain and nervous system (see: …
News Release
As researchers uncover millions of DNA differences in genes, doctors struggle to know which of these inherited differences, called variants, really matter.
… researchers know little about their roles in health and disease . clinicians and researchers hope to use information … and associate professor of pathology at brigham and women's hospital and harvard medical school, both in boston. while … to see information that says this gene was implicated in huntington 's, or a variant is implicated in seizures - that …
Educational Resources
Autosomal dominance is a pattern of inheritance characteristic of some genetic diseases.
… chromosomes. "dominant" means that a single copy of the disease -associated mutation is enough to cause the disease . … copies of the mutation are needed to cause the disease . huntington's disease is a common example of an autosomal dominant …
Fact Sheets
Genetics refers to the study of genes and their roles in inheritance. Genomics refers to the study of all of a person's genes (the genome).
… genetics and genomics both play roles in health and disease . genetics refers to the study of genes and the way … another. genomics describes the study of all of a person's genes (the genome). … genetics is a term that refers to the … cystic fibrosis (see: learning about cystic fibrosis ), huntington's disease ( learning about huntington's disease ), …
Staff
Dr. Francis Collins is a senior investigator in Center for Precision Health Research.
… francis s. collins, m.d., ph.d., is director of the national … physician-geneticist noted for his landmark discoveries of disease genes and his leadership of the international human … those responsible for cystic fibrosis, neurofibromatosis, huntington's disease , a familial endocrine cancer syndrome, …
Staff
Don Hadley is a genetic counselor in NHGRI's Medical Genetics Branch.
… don hadley obtained his bachelor's degree in agriculture from purdue university and a master's … counseling and support services for families with huntington's disease . in 1993, mr. hadley was invited to join a …
Policy Issues
Patients with genetic disorders and members of the public have diverse about germline genome editing.
… some patients suffering from conditions such as  huntington disease  believe strongly that it should be used to prevent … of topics, conducted a  survey  to understand the public's feelings about gene editing for newborns that would give …