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Study explores why people at risk for Huntington's disease choose not to undergo genetic testing

02:54 EDT 17 May 2019 | News-Medical.net

As many as 90 percent of individuals who have a parent with Huntington's disease (HD) choose not to take a gene test that reveals if they will also develop the fatal disorder -- and a new study details the reasons why.

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