Dr. Leora Fox keeps you up-to-date on HDSA research activities, recently published work about Huntington’s disease, historical moments in HD research and more.

August, 2020

HDBuzz on Somatic Instability

Posted on August 27, 2020

The cause of Huntington’s disease is an extra-long stretch of CAG repeats in the DNA, in a single gene called huntingtin. In…

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Research Spotlight: Telemedicine for Huntington’s Disease

Posted on August 20, 2020

Participants diagnosed with HD, ages 18-70, in the Chicago area, are needed for an HDSA-funded study on Telemedicine at Northwestern…

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HDBuzz: CRISPR Requires Caution

Posted on August 13, 2020

CRISPR is a gene editing technique that has been touted for its potential to treat HD someday in the future. However,…

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Throwback Thursday: This Week in HD History

Posted on August 6, 2020

The exact sequence and location of the gene that causes Huntington’s disease was published in 1993, but the hunt had…

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