What Is Huntington's Disease? - Symptoms, Genetic Cause & Treatment


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The progressive loss of cognitive capabilities is called what?

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1. How many copies of the mHTT allele does it take to cause Huntington's Disease?

2. What amino acid does the CAG codon code for?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Huntington's Disease progresses slowly and many people won't begin to show symptoms until their 30's or 40's. This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of the disease. You'll be tested on areas that include the genetics of the disease, how the disease progresses, and the concept of HTT alleles.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following aspects of Huntington's Disease:

  • Progression of the disease
  • Cause of the disease
  • CAG repetition
  • Symptoms of the disease

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Huntington's Disease and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the genetics of Huntington's Disease
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of CAG repetition to answer questions about Huntington's Disease

Additional Learning

To learn more about Huntington's Disease, review the accompanying lesson titled What Is Huntington's Disease? - Symptoms, Genetic Cause & Treatment. This lesson covers the following topics related to Huntington's Disease:

  • Genetics of the disease
  • Why the disease is dominant
  • CAG repeats
  • Loss of cognitive capabilities