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Huntington's disease

In PLOS this week: Huntington's disease modifiers, possible new Chikungunya virus subgroup, and more.

Six microRNAs appeared to be present at enhanced levels in cerebrospinal fluid from symptom-free individuals with characteristic Huntington disease gene expansions.

Just Don't Tell Me

According to Slate, some people prefer not to know their genetic risk of certain diseases.

In Cell this week: regulatory changes in pancreatic cancer, metabolic shifts in Alzheimer's disease, and more.

The researchers observed that eliminating these microsatellite repeat expansion RNAs in patient cells reversed some hallmark features of the diseases.

Researchers used the approach to develop an assay to detect above-threshold triplet repeats in Huntington's disease, but also highlight a variety of other applications.

Researchers have discovered four new proteins that contribute to disease progression in Huntington's Disease. 

Sequence-level analysis of European Huntington's disease haplotype indicates its long history and suggests potential targets for allele-specific gene-targeting therapies.

In Cell this week: Lassa virus sequencing study, multi-stage genome-wide association study of Huntington's disease, and more.

A study involving more than 4,000 Huntington's disease cases led to variants on chromosomes 15 and 8 with ties to the age at which symptoms appear.

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Researchers are developing a breath test to determine how severe patients' methylmalonic acidemia disease is, FierceBiotech reports.

NPR reports that vaccine developers are working on SARS-CoV-2 vaccines that are easier to store or administer than the current crop.

Reuters reports that France is to recommend that people under 55 who received one dose of AstraZeneca's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine receive a different vaccine for their second dose.