Huntington’s disease, a genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain, was poorly understood when Nancy Wexler first began studying the disease as a young scientist. In an exclusive, multipart interview with the Lasker Foundation, Wexler discusses her life’s work to increase awareness and find therapies for Huntington’s disease.
Chapter 1: Personal reflections on Huntington’s disease
Chapter 2: Mapping and cloning the Huntington’s gene
Chapter 3: Looking for therapies
Chapter 4: Do gene variants protect?
Chapter 5: Ethical, legal and social implications of genetic research
Chapter 6: Winning the Lasker Award
Chapter 7: Are you optimistic about the future of Huntington’s research?