This new volume in the Perspectives on Diseases & Disorders series provides an overview of Huntington's disease, including diagnosis, prevention, and current research. Controversies surrounding Huntington's?including whether or not it is beneficial to know if one carries the HD gene, the use of monkeys in Huntington's research, and marijuana as a legitimate treatment?are also discussed. The text also contains personal stories of people impacted by Huntington's disease, such as a woman reporting on the repercussions of getting tested and a writer trying to cope with his symptoms while on the job.
"In general, these books are excellent sources for high school readers to enhance their critical thinking skills. They could easily be used as jumping off points for research projects and debate topics."
--American Reference Books Annual, 2012
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