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Ten asymptomatic individuals at risk for Huntington's disease (HD) were determined by the use of linked DNA probes to have a high (HD+ group) or low (HD- group) probability of having inherited the mutant gene. Neuropsychological examination, performed without knowledge of DNA results, revealed impairments in five of seven subjects in the HD+ group.(More)
Polymorphic DNA probes linked to the locus for Huntington disease (HD) were used for prenatal diagnosis of a 10-week fetus at 25% risk for the disease. The fetus proved to have a 48% risk of having inherited the HD mutation which was similar to that for the at-risk parent (50%). On this basis the parents elected to terminate the pregnancy. When appropriate(More)
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