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This Week in Research: Huntington’s Disease in a Dish; El Nino!


Huntington’s is one of those diseases that keeps medical students up at night:  the fatal inherited disorder sets in during middle age, and affects patients with muscle twitches and general anger/anxiety progressing to loss of muscle control, dementia, and death. There’s no cure, and not even any treatments to slow its progression — which is why the news that Johns Hopkins researchers have managed to use stem cells to generate “Huntington’s disease in a dish” is all the more important.