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HDSA Research Symposium

HDSA hosted a Research Symposium to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the discovery of the HD gene. Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the NIH, served as the keynote speaker. Drs. Jim Gusella and Marcy MacDonald, members of the research collaborative that found the gene in 1993, also spoke. The panelists discussed the past, present, and future of genomic research as it relates to Huntington’s disease.

  1. Introduction by Louise Vetter

    Introduction by HDSA CEO

  2. Dr. Francis Collins - Keynote Address

    Director of the NIH

  3. Nancy Wexler, PhD

    HD Research: Tracing Our Roots

  4. James F. Gusella, PhD

    HD Research: Current Affairs

  5. Marcy MacDonald, PhD

    HD Research: The Promise of the Future

  6. Q&A