Articles with the topic: genetics

Making babies: having a family, the HD way

Making babies: having a family, the HD way

Making babies: HDBuzz's feature article - updated for 2024 - on fertility technologies that can help at-risk people to have HD-free children

Betony Childs and Dr Nayana LahiriJanuary 11, 2024

Tipping the balance; new insights into HD genetic modifiers

Tipping the balance; new insights into HD genetic modifiers

A new study from researchers at Thomas Jefferson University delves into the details of how genetic modifiers of Huntington’s disease work.

Dr Rachel HardingSeptember 01, 2023

Unpacking recent gene therapy press

Unpacking recent gene therapy press

Voyager Therapeutics is shifting towards a new technology to deliver gene therapy and away from a planned HD clinical trial. But this could lead to less invasive drugs in the long run, and many other companies are working on HD gene therapies.

Dr Leora Fox and Dr Sarah HernandezAugust 16, 2021

Huntington’s disease therapeutics conference 2020 - Day 3

Huntington’s disease therapeutics conference 2020 - Day 3

HDBuzz reports from the annual Huntington’s disease therapeutics conference in Palm Springs

Dr Sarah Hernandez, Dr Rachel Harding, and Joel StantonMarch 03, 2020

Huntington’s disease therapeutics conference 2020 - Day 2

Huntington’s disease therapeutics conference 2020 - Day 2

HDBuzz reports from the annual Huntington’s disease therapeutics conference in Palm Springs

Dr Rachel Harding, Dr Sarah Hernandez, and Joel StantonMarch 01, 2020

Screening the entire genome for new drug targets for HD

Screening the entire genome for new drug targets for HD

Scientists screen the ENTIRE genome to find new potential therapeutic targets for HD. This ambitious study provides a wealth of data for HD researchers

Dr Rachel HardingFebruary 23, 2020

When interrupting is good: genetic hiccups that protect against Huntington's disease

When interrupting is good: genetic hiccups that protect against Huntington's disease

Multiple teams find small differences in the 'CAG repeat' bit of the Huntington's disease gene. They don't directly change the huntingtin protein, but do alter the age of symptom onset. What's behind this enigma and what does it mean for patients?

Dr Jeff CarrollMarch 14, 2019

Huntington's disease therapeutics conference 2019 - Day 3

Huntington's disease therapeutics conference 2019 - Day 3

New insights into the huntingtin protein, and further progress in turning genetic quirks that modify the course of HD into treatments, on the final day of the therapeutics conference

Joel Stanton and Dr Jeff CarrollMarch 05, 2019

Kids sometimes get Huntington’s disease too

Kids sometimes get Huntington’s disease too

Finally, a big study that shows what childhood HD looks like. This will help us work out if new drugs work in children too

Dr Michael FlowerOctober 10, 2018