Changing Our Mindset About Genetic Testing for Huntington’s Disease

Changing Our Mindset About Genetic Testing for Huntington’s Disease

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Changing Our Mindset About Genetic Testing for Huntington’s Disease

In many previous columns, I’ve shared the statistic that only about 10% of those at risk for Huntington’s disease (HD) have chosen to get predictive genetic testing. This is a brave decision for the few in this small slice of the HD pie, considering that there aren’t any treatments to prevent symptoms from appearing and taking over the body and mind. The question we’ve always asked in the HD community is: “Do you want to…

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