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Is it possible to be the first person in your family to have the huntington's gene by bad luck?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Yes

Yes but this is rare.
It is usually caused by inheriting the autosomal dominant mutant gene within a family. The mutation occurs on the short arm of chromosome 4.

In brief: Yes

Yes but this is rare.
It is usually caused by inheriting the autosomal dominant mutant gene within a family. The mutation occurs on the short arm of chromosome 4.
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Dr. Soren Singel
Neurosurgery

In brief: Yes

Less than 3% of huntington's patients have no history of family members with the disease, so-called "sporadic" huntinton's.

In brief: Yes

Less than 3% of huntington's patients have no history of family members with the disease, so-called "sporadic" huntinton's.
Dr. Soren Singel
Dr. Soren Singel
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