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Numerous DNA Repeats Seen in Huntington’s May be Result of Gene Repair Effort

Dec 15, 2016 08:19 am | Magdalena Kegel

 

DNA repeatsResearchers may finally have tracked down an explanation for expansions of three-letter DNA sequences that disrupt genes, and lead to Huntington’s disease and numerous other neuromuscular and neurodegenerative conditions. The study, “The role of break-induced replication in large-scale expansions of (CAG)n/(CTG)n repeats,” published in the journal Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, explains how hundreds of new repeats can be […]

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Huntington’s Patients’ Inability to Recognize Facial Emotions May Be Due to Multi-brain-area Dysfunction, Study Says

Dec 13, 2016 08:10 am | Joana Fernandes, PhD

 

Huntington's and emotionHuntington’s disease patients’ inability to recognize people’s emotions from their facial expressions appears to be linked to dysfunction in more than one area of the brain, according to a study. The brain areas include “emotion–related regions, such as front-striatal networks and limbic areas, and regions associated with visual processing,” according to the study, “Beyond Emotion Recognition […]

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