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 third and fourth installments, Wexler discusses potential therapies for Huntington’s disease and how genetic variants may attenuate symptom severity. 


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