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People at risk for Huntington’s disease suffer genetic discrimination

June 09, 2009
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The first study of genetic discrimination in Canada shows that Canadians at risk of developing Huntington’s disease frequently experience unfair treatment based on genetic information. The research was conducted by Dr. Yvonne Bombard while a University of British Columbia doctoral candidate at the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics (CMMT) at the Child & Family Research Institute, in the lab of Huntington’s disease researcher Dr. Michael Hayden, a principal author of the study. [more...]

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