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Families bear the burden of this disease in silence. Pope Francis made us into a community

04:30 EDT 8 Aug 2017 | STAT

At the Vatican, Pope Francis hosted the largest gathering ever of those affected by a fatal genetic brain disorder called Huntington’s disease.

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