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huntington's disease, an often fatal disease of the central nervous system, is inherited from a dominant alle, is this right?

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Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Yes: Autosomal dominant disorder with the presence of excess numbers of tri-nucleotide repeats within the Huntington's gene on human chromosome 4.
Answered on Nov 11, 2016

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