Recently, we talked with Jaclyn Skinner, past president of the Youth Program for the Huntington Society of Canada, during the organization’s National Conference in Kelowna, B.C.
In this clip, Jaclyn explains how testing negative for Huntington disease can create a lot of concerns for many young people at risk for this genetic disease. Fortunately, programs are in place to help those individuals.
Huntington disease is a hereditary neurodegenerative disease and if a person has a parent with Huntington disease, they have a 50% chance of developing the condition.
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