Note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that both Huntington's disease modifiers on chromosome 15 were associated with delayed disease onset.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In Cell today, members of the Genetic Modifiers of Huntington's Disease Consortium described variants linked to earlier or later disease onset in individuals with Huntington's disease-causing trinucleotide repeats in the huntingtin gene HTT.

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