The Decision to Get Tested for Huntington’s Disease and How It Changed Seth Rotberg’s Life

April 6, 2018

Seth Rotberg grew up in the shadow of Huntington’s disease, a rare, genetic, neurodegenerative condition. Children of people with Huntington’s have a 50 percent chance of developing it themselves. When Rotberg was in college, he made the decision to get tested to see if he too would develop the disease. We spoke to Rotberg about his decision to get tested, why he largely kept the results to himself for two years, and what led him to become a patient advocate.

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