Huntington's disease

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Patient 1 by Charlotte Raven review – life with the ‘mourning’ illness
The journalist’s blog about living with Huntington’s disease has become a fragmentary but insightful memoir

Stephanie Merritt

15, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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I have a 50/50 chance of inheriting Huntington’s disease – should I take a test to find out? | Lillian Hanly
A coin toss could give me two completely different lives. But once I know the result there’s no going back

Lillian Hanly

30, Aug, 2021 @8:00 PM

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After the Nobel, what next for Crispr gene-editing therapies?
Hailed as the ‘molecular scissors’ that will allow us to rewrite our genes, the DNA tool is being trialled in treatments for everything from sickle-cell anaemia to cancer

Philip Ball

21, Feb, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Sir Peter Harper obituary
Researcher into the genetics of neurological disorders whose work has provided hope for a cure for muscular dystrophy

Peter McGuffin

15, Feb, 2021 @10:18 AM

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Huntington’s ruling on doctors’ duty to tell patient’s family
Case establishes precedent for relatives’ right to know about serious conditions, lawyers say

Robin McKie

01, Mar, 2020 @7:17 AM

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Do we have a right to know if we could have the Huntington’s disease gene?
Not telling your child that this hereditary condition is in the family can be devastating later on

Anna Moore

10, Aug, 2019 @3:00 PM

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At last, hope for families living in the shadow of Huntington’s disease
An innovative drug may soon offer new ways to fight this cruel inherited condition

Robin McKie

03, Mar, 2019 @6:30 AM

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Woman who inherited fatal illness to sue doctors in groundbreaking case
Legal action over non-disclosure of father’s Huntington’s disease could lead to huge changes in patient confidentiality

Robin McKie Science Editor

25, Nov, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Fostering must be a public service for the public good | Letters
Letters: Clive Sellick writes that by allowing the private sector to flourish in fostering, a two-tier service has been created; plus a letter from a reader who is on the verge of collapse for want of support for her son with Huntington’s disease


01, Feb, 2018 @6:32 PM

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Everything is awesome (ish)! Ten reasons why 2017 was actually brilliant
Good news for people who like good news – here are 10 events from the year that suggest it wasn’t quite the dystopian hellscape we feared

Zoe Williams

26, Dec, 2017 @5:00 PM

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Stunning gene therapy breakthrough driven by great dedication and graft | Robin McKie
We need more than ever to celebrate advances in medical science – though they may take years to emerge

Robin McKie

17, Dec, 2017 @12:05 AM

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'You know that you’re gradually lessening': life with Huntington's
Huntington’s patient Peter Allen and his siblings – who also carry the gene – watched their mother and grandmother slowly die from the disease. But a new trial has given the family a glimmer of hope

Hannah Devlin

11, Dec, 2017 @12:20 PM

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