1. Combatting Huntington’s disease one golf hole at a time

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    It’s 10:30 on a windy Thursday morning, and Jef Alcorn’s round of golf is going well. He’s at four under par, which is especially good when you realize that he’s played 54 holes of golf this morning, with a goal of 200 by end of the day. Alcorn is one of the golf pros at Birmingham’s Bent Brook Golf Club, so playing a lot of golf is not unusual for him. But this golf marathon is special. Alcorn knows all about HD. His father was diagnosed with the hereditary neurodegenerative disease a few years ago. And in January of this year, Alcorn found out he has the gene that leads to HD, too.

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