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Cardiff University to perform stem cell transplant for Huntington’s Disease

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Cardiff University says it is to use a stem cell transplant procedure that could benefit people affected by Huntington's Disease.

The condition is caused by a single faulty gene, which is currently incurable and affects everything from a person’s movement to their feelings and thought processes.

Whilst the measurability of the surgery’s success may not be clear-cut for more than a year post-transplantation, we are hopeful the procedure could significantly contribute to the long-term development of therapies for thousands of people living with Huntington’s disease.

– Professor William Gray, Cardiff University