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    What makes a person at risk for Huntington's disease?

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    Huntington's disease is a “pure” genetic disorder. Environmental effects (diet, smoking history, alcohol use, etc) are not risk factors.

    If one of your parents has Huntington's disease then there is a 50% chance that you will develop it.

    If neither of your parents nor any of their parents have it then your risk is negligible.

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