There are many conditions that overlap genetically, and this alone provides a lot of promise in the future of research
The list of pathways in ailments that have overlap is rather extensive. According to Dr. Firestein, Huntington’s disease stood out because it was the most dominant and the most intriguing. “As we looked through the list, there are multiple diseases with similar overlaps — autoimmune disease as well as cancer,” he said. The research team’s discovery may hold promise for targeting new therapeutic approaches for both disorders, as well as open up a new world of treatment for several others.