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Gene Research Sheds Light on Huntington's Disease

Science & Tech  (tags: Huntington disease, humans, theory, trinucleotide repeats, gene, disease model, research )

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The longer the sequence, the greater the chance of additional mutation. The genes carrying the disease code might be accumulating more and more DNA repeats over time, until some critical threshold is crossed.

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Eduardo L (101)
Saturday November 24, 2007, 4:15 pm
This new disease model appears to fit all of the facts and to provide a good explanation for the onset and progression of all of the known trinucleotide repeat diseases.

Elainna Crowell (174)
Monday November 26, 2007, 12:43 am
My best friend in hi-school was diagnosed with this terrible illness 40 years ago. I truly hope this break through will help her 8 children and any others who have it.

Eduardo L (101)
Monday November 26, 2007, 7:37 am
Elainna, Huntington disease is a terrible disease, because it's like a time bomb. If one can better understand the disease, it may be able to prevent it in the future.
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