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How do people get a permutation gene for huntington's? Mean if I am in that range does it mean one of my parents or grandparents had it?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Sporadic occurance

We all contain genes that can be good or bad.
We are finding many new gene permutations every day. In some cases there is direct inheritance from one of our parents. In many others the permutation is a sporadic occurance without definite cause. There are definable risks of getting the disease and of passing it on. Genetic counseling would be appropriate.

In brief: Sporadic occurance

We all contain genes that can be good or bad.
We are finding many new gene permutations every day. In some cases there is direct inheritance from one of our parents. In many others the permutation is a sporadic occurance without definite cause. There are definable risks of getting the disease and of passing it on. Genetic counseling would be appropriate.
Dr. William Goldie
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