Huntington disease

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Huntington disease (HD) is an autosomal dominant disorder that causes some of the nerve cells to degenerate[1]. It caused by the mutation in HD gene of chromosome 4[2]. Symptoms of Huntington's disease include changes in the way people feel emotionally, talk, think about things and how they learn[3][4].

References

  1. NHS Choices,2012.Huntington's Disease (online) available at http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Huntingtons-disease/Pages/Introduction.aspx (accessed 29th November 2013)
  2. The university of UTAH, 2013. Genetic Science Learning Centre,(online) available at http://learn.genetic.utah.edu/content/disorders/whataregd/hunt/
  3. Symtpoms of Huntington's disease include changes in the way people feel emotionally, talk, think about things and how they learn.
  4. https://www.hda.org.uk/huntingtons-disease/what-is-huntingtons-disease
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