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Report: Seau's family to donate his brain to science

According to the LA Times, Junior Seau's family has decided to donate his brain to science to determine if the NFL legend was suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopahy (CTE), the dementia-like brain disease that's caused by brain injuries like concussions.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta joins Starting Point this morning to discuss theĀ prevalenceĀ of the disease among football players and to explain what medical examiners will be looking for in Seau's brain when diagnosing the condition.

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