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Health/Medicine: October 2012 Archives

Huntington Disease - Stephen Hurst & Dr. Ray Truant

DrRayTruant2.jpgOver the years Karen Mair has interviewed Stephen Hurst several times about how Huntington Disease or HD has affected his family. When they first met his wife was alive - she's since died of HD. Stephen has 2 daughters with HD and 2 with a 50-50 chance of inheriting the HD gene. It's a cruel disease affecting a number of families on PEI. Stephen is very hopeful about research - so I asked him to put me in touch with a researcher. Dr. Ray Truant leads a lab at Mcmaster University in Hamilton Ontario.

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