From the diagnosis of MND to death, the median time is 39 months and about 5000 people live with this diagnosis in the UK at any one time. Some of these people will almost certainly die from complications of this illness within the next two years. Genetic links to MND are being found all the time. Our outward appearance is a manifestation of our inheritance. I became fascinated by the question whether such an illness could be seen in the details of an innocent portrait? We all have the same basic genetic makeup with remarkably few variations on the microscopic digital level of our genes and chromosomes. Can we see in the fine details of these portraits hints that we might see in ourselves in a mirror?
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