Huntington’s Disease Reveals a New Weapon to Fight Cancer

Scientists have found a silver lining to Huntington’s disease.

The malady causes nerve cells in the brain to break down; there is no cure. But if there’s one redeeming quality to this fatal genetic illness it’s this: Medical data has shown that people with Huntington’s are 80 percent less likely to develop cancer than the general population. But why?

Building off of previous experiments and related studies conducted over several years, Marcus Peter and his colleagues at Northwestern Un

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