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Huntington disease

Huntington’s disease is a hereditary neurodegenerative disorder caused by a mutation in the HTT gene. The condition primarily affects motor skills, cognitive function, and emotional well-being. Symptoms usually appear between the ages of 30 and 50 and progressively worsen over time. The disease is characterized by uncontrolled movements, memory loss, and changes in personality or mood. It follows an autosomal dominant inheritance pattern, meaning that an affected individual has a 50% chance of passing the mutated gene to their offspring. Currently, there is no cure for Huntington’s disease, and treatment focuses on managing symptoms and improving the quality of life for patients.