Expression Study Yields Potential Marker for Huntington Disease Activity, Drug Response | GenomeWeb

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A gene coding for a histone protein involved in chromatin plasticity is found at elevated levels in blood samples from those with Huntington disease, according to a study in the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences last night.

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