Huntington’s disease: the price paid for our big brains? – Science Weekly podcast

Huntington’s disease: the price paid for our big brains? – Science Weekly podcast

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By: Presented by Hannah Devlin and produced by Graihagh Jackson |

Huntington’s disease: the price paid for our big brains? – Science Weekly podcast

| Neuroscience | The Guardian

This degenerative illness has a few genetic quirks which scientists believe could cause secondary health benefits. Emerging research suggests that people with Huntington’s are less sickly, don’t get cancer as often and even have more brain cells. Hannah Devlin investigates.

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The gene responsible for Huntington’s was identified 25 years ago. Patients with an especially long Huntington’s gene are more likely to develop this neurodegenerative disease.

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