Huntington disease is an inherited disease characterized by the progressive loss of brain and muscle function. Symptoms usually begin during middle age. The disease is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait, meaning that a single mutated copy of the responsible gene is sufficient to cause the disease.Learn more from scientific experts about Genetic Conditions /Huntington Disease at NHGRI's Talking Glossary
Materials for Huntington Disease
Description: Information and a list of resources on Huntington disease
- Source: Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center
- URL: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/Condition/6677/Huntington_disease.aspx
Description: Information on Huntington's disease and a list of links for finding further information on this condition
- Source: Genetics Home Reference
- URL: http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/huntington-disease
Description: An overview of Huntington disease, available as a printable PDF handout.
- Source: My46.org
- URL: https://www.my46.org/trait-document?trait=Huntington%20Disease&type=profile
Description: Huntington disease (HD) is a hereditary condition that causes abnormal movements and other physical signs as well as emotional, cognitive and other physical problems. People with juvenile HD develop signs and symptoms before the age of 20 years. This article explores how juvenile HD may impact education and schooling.
- Source: Huntington Disease Association
- URL: http://hda.org.uk/jhd/schools
Description: Huntington disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that usually develops in middle to late adult life.
- Source: Genome Research Limited and Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
- URL: http://www.yourgenome.org/facts/what-is-huntingtons-disease
Description: Interactive Web site exploring Huntington disease.
- Source: Dolan DNA Learning Center
- URL: http://www.ygyh.org/hd/whatisit.htm
Description: Videos of patients and patient advocates that serve to raise awareness of Huntington Disease.
- Source: Huntingtons Disease Society of America
- URL: http://hdsa.org/living-with-hd/faces-of-hd/
Description: An expert explains the effects of Huntington's disease. Lee, 39, talks about his life with Huntington's and the importance of getting tested if you have a family history of it.
- Source: National Health Service
- URL: http://www.nhs.uk/video/pages/huntingtonsdisease.aspx