Arches. Photo by Daniel Chia
HOPES: Huntington's Outreach Project for Education, at Stanford
Sep
15
2014

HD in Twitch: The Documentary

This documentary follows 18-year-old Kristen Powers as she undergoes the process of genetic testing for Huntington’s Disease. The documentary premiered at Stanford University on February 21, 2014. More information about the film and its screening schedule can be found at www.twitchdocumentary.com. In the documentary Twitch, filmmaker Kristen Powers tells the story of her own journey [...]

Aug
14
2014

HD in Scrubs: My Finale

In the season 8 finale of Scrubs, a popular medical TV show, one of the doctors diagnoses a 70-year-old woman with Huntington’s disease. While manifestation of the disease is more common during middle age, presenting symptoms later on is possible. JD, the physician on the show, does his best to explain the disease in a [...]

Jul
10
2013

HD in the New York Times: “The DNA Age – Facing Life with a Lethal Gene”

This article was published on March 18, 2007 on the front page of the Sunday edition of The New York Times. The full article can be found here. In 2007, the Sunday edition of the New York Times had a circulation of approximately 1.6 million. This meant that on Sunday, March 17 of that year, [...]

Jul
10
2013

HD in the Media

Welcome to our Huntington’s Disease (HD) in the media section of the HOPES website! Despite the fact that many people are not completely aware of HD and how it works, the disease has become one of the favorite “dramatic diseases” of mainstream news media and the entertainment industry. References to HD in popular culture include, [...]