Marisa Wexler, MS, senior science writer —

Marisa holds a Master of Science in cellular and molecular pathology from the University of Pittsburgh, where she studied novel genetic drivers of ovarian cancer. Her areas of expertise include cancer biology, immunology, and genetics, and she has worked as a science writing and communications intern for the Genetics Society of America.

Articles by Marisa Wexler

Obsessive-compulsive, Perseverative Behaviors Prevalent, Particularly as Disease Progresses, Study Shows

Obsessive-compulsive and perseverative behaviors occur frequently among people with Huntington’s disease, particularly as the disorder progresses, a review analysis shows. Researchers say differentiating between these two behaviors — which many family members find highly problematic to handle — may be beneficial for managing and treating symptoms, and supporting caregivers.

Experts Publish Guidelines For Managing Behavioral Symptoms of HD

In a newly published set of guidelines, experts give suggestions for the management of some of the behavioral symptoms of Huntington’s disease. By making these guidelines available to both specialists and non-specialists, the hope is that better care and support can be given more consistently to Huntington’s patients and their…