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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 …
Archive
… NHGRI Scientists Develop Advanced Mouse Models Of Huntington's Disease … Archive …
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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 …
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 ), …
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 …
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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, …
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… recombinant human subjects develop DNA-sequencing database Huntingtons disease — is mapped the human Gregor Mendel of human makes …