In Huntington's patients, healthy tissue grafted to the brain also develops the disease - Medical News Today

A recent study published in Annals of Neurology reports that healthy human tissue grafted to the brains of patients with Huntington's disease in the hopes of treating the neurological disorder also developed signs of the illness, several years after the graft. This discovery will have profound implications on our understanding of the disease and how to treat it, and may also lead to the development of new therapies for neurodegenerative disorders.

Mutant huntingtin is present in neuronal grafts in huntington disease patients. Ann Neurol 2014 May 6. doi: 10.1002/ana.24174

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