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Huntington's Disease

Huntington’s Disease (HD) is a genetic, neurodegenerative disorder that causes uncontrolled movements, loss of mental processing capabilities and emotional disturbances. One of the most devastating neurodegenerative diseases, HD patients succumb to the disease within 10 to 15 years of the onset of the symptoms.

Researchers at Yerkes have developed the first transgenic nonhuman primate model of Huntington’s Disease in an effort lead to greater understanding of the underlying biology of HD and to the development of potential therapies.

Yerkes Investigators Studying Huntington's Disease

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