Discover how Huntington's disease is passed on through a single gene. How does it progress, what are the symptoms and is there a treatment?
- Huntington's disease is a genetic disorder that is passed on through a single dominant gene.
- Huntington's disease causes progressive damage to the brain and nervous system and is fatal.
- A dominant allele will always be expressed, even if only one copy is present.
- If one parent carries just one copy of the faulty gene then there is a 50:50 chance that each child will inherit the disease.
"I just want to know, whether I've got it. Mainly... the main point of this ... is for my kids."
In the lottery of which particular genes you inherit, some families have to play with extremely high stakes.
Huntington's disease is a genetic disorder, passed on through a single gene.
It is ...
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