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what are the advices to avoid huntington disease?

By Anonymous September 24, 2012 - 5:32am
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Hello Anon,

Thank you for posting! Huntington's Disease is actually a genetic condition that cannot be avoided by an individual.

Huntington's disease is caused by an inherited defect in a single gene. It's an autosomal dominant disorder, which means that a person needs only one copy of the defective gene to develop the disorder.

With the exception of genes on the sex chromosomes, a person inherits two copies of every gene — one copy from each parent. A parent with a defective Huntington gene could pass along the defective copy of the gene or the healthy copy. Each child in the family, therefore, has a 50 percent chance of inheriting the gene that causes the genetic disorder.

I hope this answers your question,


September 24, 2012 - 6:32am
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