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Huntington's Disease Research
Submission Deadline: December 15, 2020 (Open) Submit Now
About This Topic
Huntington's disease (HD), is caused by a mutation in the gene for a protein called huntingtin, which causes brain cells, called neurons, to die in various areas of the brain. The mutation of HD is present from birth, which mainly appear in children (juvenile HD) and middle age (adult HD). The disease gets progressively worse over time, attacks motor control regions of the brain, as well as other areas. Chorea, abnormal body postures, and impaired coordination are among the most visible symptoms. But HD also causes changes in emotion and cognition (thinking). Moreover, there is no treatment that can stop or reverse the course of HD that can be devastating for people with the disorder and for their families. In this special edition, we invite submissions that show case new, inventive and original approaches to longstanding issues in Huntington's disease assessment, treatment and research. Original research reports, review articles, communications, and perspectives are welcome in all areas pertinent to this topic. All accepted papers will be published free of charge.
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Received: 15 December 2020; Published: 28 January 2021; doi: 10.21926/obm.neurobiol.2101085
Huntington’s disease (HD) is an autosomal dominant disease that immensely impacts the affected families. However, the transmission of the disease from carriers to their offspring could be prevented. Prenatal diagnosis (PND) and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) are the only two available reproductive options for the carriers at risk [...]