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Is there anything that can help kids with the gene?

October 1, 2013

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Is there anything that can help kids with the gene?

Q. My late husband had HD, I have 11 years old boy , is there anything which help these kids if they got the effected gene

Sara, 30, Pakistan

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A. Dear Sara,

Thanks for your message.

There are lots of things that can help people if they carry the HD gene. Right now, we have treatments that can help with some of the symptoms that people with HD get. At the moment, there are no treatments which can slow the disease down in humans. However, some treatments which can slow the disease down have been successfully tested in animals with HD and are starting to be tested in humans too.

Yours

Hugh Rickards