At the Door of a Brave New World

By Harvey A. Bender

Patricia had missed her first two appointments at the Genetics Center, but her dad assured us she’d be there this time. We scheduled her as our last patient of the day—just in case she’d be a no-show again. She had been referred by her family physician, who believed she might be manifesting early signs of Huntington’s disease (HD), a neurodegenerative disorder that is incurable and always fatal.…

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