Huntington’s disease

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: Scientists have made progress in understanding Huntington’s disease by studying fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster).    About the study: Huntington’s disease patients carry a mutated version of the HTT gene, which codes for a protein called huntingtin (Htt). The mutated gene encodes an abnormal Htt protein, leading to …