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The Science of Huntington’s Disease

Huntington’s Disease is a genetic disorder caused by an inability to produce properly¬†formed Huntingtin Protein. The day’s functional protein is caused by a series of CAG repeats along one part of Chromosome 4. The altered Huntingtin causes neurological breakdown in the Basal Ganglia and cortex leading to difficult cross-brain communication and motor control dysfunction. The … Continue reading The Science of Huntington’s Disease

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Autosomal Inheritance

The Human Genome is a complex and intricate environment that, through mutations, inheritance, and relative strengths of genes, can change and develop over time. Sometimes, these changes prove valuable, an example being the loss of hair in humans leading to better performance in long distance running, but this change can also prove problematic. These problems … Continue reading Autosomal Inheritance