Bottom Line: Huntington disease is one of nine rare hereditary neurodegenerative diseases known as polyglutamine diseases. This observational study estimated how common carriers with intermediate and pathological ranges of polyglutamine disease-associated gene variants were among the general population using data from five European studies that included DNA samples for more than 14,000 participants without a known polyglutamine disease diagnosis.
Authors: Sarah L. Gardiner, M.D., of Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands, and N. Ahmad Aziz, M.D., of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Bonn, Germany, and coauthors
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Sarah L. Gardiner, M.D.