Posts Tagged ‘huntington’s disease; CAG repeat; science knitting; genetics; knitting stripes’

…CAG.CAG.CAG….

March 3, 2010

The first recorded description of the symptoms of Huntington’s disease go back as early as the 16th century. It was recognised as a hereditary disease and years of research finally established that the condition was due to a genetic variation on Chromosome 4 containing a repeat of the CAG codon. These DNA bases are traditionally given the colours blue, green, yellow.

So the stripes are Blue, Green, Yellow for C, A and G.

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