Nancy Wexler, Neuropsychologist & President of the Hereditary Disease Foundation

Nancy Wexler, PhD is a neuropsychologist who's devoted her life's work to finding a cure for the fatal hereditary disorder Huntington's Disease (HD). Although a cure has not been found for HD, Wexler and a team of "gene hunters" made the breakthrough discovery of locating the Huntington gene and dramatically changed how science of approached. Wexler herself has a one in two chance of having the disease.

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