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Huntingtons disease is inherited from your parents

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Q: How do you inherit huntington's disease?
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How do you inherit Huntington's?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Is huntingtons disease hereditary?


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.

What are the advantages of Huntingtons disease?

There are no advantages, it's a terrible disease.

Symptoms of huntingtons disease?

The symptoms of Huntingtons Disease are, mental deterioration and uncontrollable movements; symptoms usually appear in middle ages.

What causes huntingtons disease?

a dominant allele

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