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Unformatted text preview: depression. Later, the disorder progresses to include jerky and
uncontrollable movement of the limbs, trunk and face. Continued deterioration of the central nervous system
leads to death. Consider the following case:
Imagine that one of your parents develops Huntington’s Disease. Because Huntington’s is an autosomal
dominant genetic disorder, it affects males and females equally. Any child of an affected individual has a 50:50
chance of developing the disorder, so you and your siblings have equal chances of developing Huntington’s...
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- Fall '07