How do you inherit Huntington's?

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Huntingtons disease is inherited from your parents

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How do you inherit huntington's disease?

Huntingtons disease is inherited from your parents

Can you inherit huntingtons disease from grandfather?

Huntingtons disease cannot jump a generation. You can only inherit the disease if one of you parents have it. You then have a 50/50 chance of having it too. If your parent who is the child of your grandfather does not have the disease then you are not at risk, same goes for your kids, if you dont have it then they are safe too. I know this because there are over 20 members of my family with this disease, i tested negative.

How can the cycle of huntingtons disease stop?

People that MAY have Huntington's can have a genetic test- IF they are positive for HD, they may choose not to have children- and no one will inherit the gene that causes HD.

Is huntingtons disease a autosomal ressesive trait?

Huntington's Disease is an Autosomal Dominant Trait, meaning that only one parent needs to pass the disease for the offspring to inherit it.

Who is most likely to get huntingtons disease male or female?

Any child, both male and female are at equal risk of inheriting the disease. There is a 50% chance, for either sex to inherit it.

How can you inherit huntingtons disease?

Huntington's is a genetic disease meaning that it is inherited to offspring of effected parents. If one of your biological parents have it you are at risk. I would ask my doctor for genetic testing to see if I had it.

When was Get Lost - Huntingtons album - created?

Get Lost - Huntingtons album - was created in 1999-01.

Why do you call huntington disease a dominant disease?

Huntingtons is a genetically inherited disease from a parent. when chromosomes are passed onto a child, the child wont always receive the chromosome containing the gene. But, if they do inherit the gene they will have the disease no matter what, because the disease is dominant. If it was recessive, the child could inherit the disease but not necessarily get the disease.

Is there are cure for huntingtons disease?

No, there is currently no cure for Huntingtons, but a neurologist is able to prescribe medication to patients with Huntingtons to help the suppress the symptoms. Researchers are currently looking into stem cell research for a cure.

Is Huntingtons Disease a recessive gene?

Unfortunately, HD is carried on a dominant gene. If one parent has the gene for HD, and the other does not, the offspring has a 50/50 chance of developing HD. However, if you do NOT inherit the gene for HD, you cannot be a "carrier" of HD. The Huntingtons Disease Society of America has more information at their website. You may also contact me through my message board if you need additional information.

Is huntingtons painful?

It can be, especially for the family.

Is huntingtons disease hereditary?


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