Huntington's disease  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Huntington's disease (HD), known historically as Huntington's chorea and chorea maior, is a rare inherited neurological disorder affecting up to approximately 1 person per 10,000 people of Western European descent and 1 per 1,000,000 of Asian and African descent. Many patients suffering from Huntington's disease are unable to recognize expressions of disgust in others and also don't show reactions of disgust to foul odors or tastes. The inability to recognize disgust in others appears in carriers of the Huntington gene already before the disease has broken out.

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