Arches. Photo by Daniel Chia
HOPES: Huntington's Outreach Project for Education, at Stanford
Jul
21
2011

Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela

Home to a community with a high density of individuals affected by HD. Many are descendants of a common ancestor who had HD and after many generations of intermarriage, HD has become extremely prevalent within this population. The study of this community was crucial to the identification of the gene responsible for HD.