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South Wales branch

A virtual talk in collaboration with the Cardiff Scientific Society.

Talk summary

Huntington's disease is a relatively rare neurodegenerative condition which is thought to affect 10 people in every 10,000. Yet for the people it impacts the disease can be devastating, there is a fifty percent chance of passing the disease-causing gene to any children and the disease will lead to fatality ten to fifteen years after diagnosis. Huntington's disease presents a number of fascinating ethical, moral and societal dilemmas given the fact that the disease can be tested for via a blood test. The Huntington's disease community are closer than ever to a treatment for this cruel condition, but with a potential treatment on the horizon, how does it work and what other challenges might exist?

The talk will be delivered by Dr Emma Yhnell from Cardiff University. 

Booking and cost

This is a free RSB members only event. Advance booking is essential through the EventBrite page. The meeting joining link will be circulated to registered guests ahead of time.


For specific event enquiries, please contact the Cardiff Scientific Society at
For booking and website queries, contact Beth Morgan at or on 020 3925 3444.