June Update: Change of Plans

Upon returning to campus to begin my project, I found out that new data related to my project had been found while I had been away. This new data identified 398 genes whose transcription was affected (either up or down regulated) by aggregated Huntingtin’s protein (Htt). Also included was the reversal of the negative effects of Htt when a gene known as Slx5 was over-expressed. There is a lot of background information required to understand why these findings are so important.

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