Deciding whether to be tested for Huntington’s disease (HD) is a personal decision and a very, very difficult decision that will change your life. John was tested in 2016 and we are forever grateful that he did not inherit the mutated huntingtin gene from his mother. “The HTT mutation that causes Huntington disease involves a DNA segment known as a CAG trinucleotide repeat . This segment is made up of a series of three DNA building blocks (cytosine, adenine, and guanine) that appear multiple times in a row.”
Please watch the two (2) video’s to help when considering to test for Huntington’s disease.
with Mara Sifry-Platt, genetic counselor at HDSA Center of Excellence UC Davis Health System
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