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    Is Huntington's disease preventable?

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    My research interests include immunology and the mechanisms of amyloid formation. The latter has implications for people who are dealing with Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease … View Profile

    The short answer is no.
    Huntington's disease is a genetic disorder - if one of your parents has it then there is a 50% chance that you will develop it.
    If neither of your parents has it and there is no history of it in your extended family then the risk of your developing it is negligible.

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