Dr. Michael Hayden has received the Canada Gairdner Wightman Award, the premier honour for leadership in medical science in Canada. With more than 600 publications, Hayden is the most cited author on Huntington disease in the world. He is best known for developing a predictive genetic test for Huntington disease – the first ever predictive test for any genetic disorder. His discoveries have since informed research in other common diseases such as type 1 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and chronic pain.
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