Huntington's disease, a genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain, was poorly understood when Nancy Wexler first began studying the disease as a young scientist. In an exclusive, multipart interview with the Lasker Foundation, Wexler discusses her life's work to increase awareness and find therapies for Huntington's disease.

In these final three installments, Wexler discusses the ethical implications of genetic research, her experience winning the 1993 Lasker Award, and the future of Huntington’s disease research.

 

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