Mar. 1 2017
Neil Aronin studies gene silencing to treat Huntington’s disease
There is no treatment and no cure for Huntington’s disease, a fatal genetic disorder that strikes in the prime of one’s life, with symptoms that feel like having ALS, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s all at once. Patients suffer a loss of cognition uncontrollable movements and depression, often living out their lives in nursing homes, eventually becoming unable to walk or speak, but often able to comprehend language and recognize family.