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Huntington’s disease is a brain disorder caused by a gene defect on chromosome 4. This gene is dominate and will be passed down and eventually developed by the children of people with the disease. This gene codes for a protein called huntingtin. The function of this protein when coded correctly is unknown.

Symptoms of Huntington’s Disease

  • Uncontrollable movements of arms, legs, head, face, and upper body.
  • Decline in thinking,
  • Decline in reasoning skills,
  • Decline in memory,
  • Decline in concentration,
  • Decline in judgement,
  • Decline in the ability to plan and organize.

Cause of Huntington’s Disease

A defective gene on Chromosome 4 which codes for a protein called huntingtin which doesn’t function correctly with for patients with Huntington’s Disease.