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Can huntington's disease develop without any family member having it?

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Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry

In brief: Very Rare

Huntington's disease has an autosomal dominance inheritance.
In this type of inheritance pattern each offspring of an affected individual has a 50% risk of inheriting this disorder. There have been cases of spontaneous gene mutation causing huntington's disease, although extreemly rare.

In brief: Very Rare

Huntington's disease has an autosomal dominance inheritance.
In this type of inheritance pattern each offspring of an affected individual has a 50% risk of inheriting this disorder. There have been cases of spontaneous gene mutation causing huntington's disease, although extreemly rare.
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