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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style 11/20/10 Huntingtons Disease Arielle Pitcher & Andrew Platt 11/20/10 Brief Overview: Huntington's disease is a progressive neurodegenerative genetic disorder, which affects muscle coordination and leads to cognitive decline and dementia. It typically becomes noticeable in a persons middle age. 11/20/10 Key Facts: Caused by an autosomal (not sex-linked) dominant mutation on either of an individual's two copies of a gene called Huntingtin, which means any child of an affected parent has a 50% risk of inheriting the disease. The disease is linked to chromosome 4. 11/20/10 Autosomal Dominant Pedigree Chart: 11/20/10 Symptoms: Not usually noticeable until the affected person is 35 to 44 years of age Progressive disorientation and confusion Personality breakdown Impairment of memory control Restlessness 11/20/10...
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2010 for the course CHEM 221 taught by Professor Fillinger during the Fall '08 term at Ithaca College.

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