In The Field

ASHG 2008: Huntington surprises

Albert LaSpada of the University of Washington in Seattle was able to reverse Huntington symptoms in a mouse model of the disease using a transgene expressing PGC1alpha. He presented details of his study on Wednesday, but gave a little additional background at a press conference this afternoon. It’s one of those lovely genetics discovery stories that not only offers promise for a devastating disease, but comes together so neatly when looked at in hindsight, I just had to relate it. 

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