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Port Soy Harbour in the Grampian region of Scotland which, along with the Highlands, has a high rate of Huntington’s, partly due to ancestral susceptibility to the disease. Helen Hotson/Shutterstock

Huntington’s disease: northern Scotland has one of world’s highest rates and rising sharply – here’s why

Better awareness of the disease has led to more testing, but there is also an ancestral element to explaining its proliferation in the UK’s far north.

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