Arches. Photo by Daniel Chia
HOPES: Huntington's Outreach Project for Education, at Stanford
Feb
08
2011

Huntington gene

The section of DNA that codes for the huntingtin protein. (The scientific literature on HD refers to the gene as both the Huntington gene and the huntingtin gene. For the purposes of this website, we will refer to the gene as the Huntington gene or, when it is in the altered form that results in HD, the HD allele.)