What are the Signs and Symptoms of Huntington’s Disease

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Huntington’s Disease

15:20 27th June 2018 | Inherited Genetic Disorders

Huntington’s disease (HD) or Huntington's chorea is a progressive, hereditary neurodegenerative disorder. George Huntington first described the illness in 1872 in New York, but it wasn’t until 1993 that researchers found the root cause of this disease.

What is Mutant Gene Identification and Can PGD Help?

What is Mutant Gene Identification and Can PGD Help?

04:06 20th May 2017 | Inherited Genetic Disorders

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Mutant gene identification (also known as disease gene identification) is the process during which scientists identify mutant genotypes. Mutant genotypes are responsible for inherited genetic disorders.

The genotype is the part of an organism or individual which determines a specific characteristic of that cell, organism or individual.”1 A gene mutation is a permanent alteration in the DNA sequence that makes up a gene.2 Essentially...

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