Living with Huntington’s disease

Children have a 50-50 chance of inheriting the rare disease from their parents. Kristen Powers told USA TODAY in April she had decided to get genetic testing for two reasons: for herself — “I always craved getting information” — and for the larger Huntington’s disease community. She said before she got her test results that she would want to be honest about her diagnosis with future partners, and would not have children for fear of passing on the gene. She also said she wants to raise awareness about an illness many families try to hide.

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