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Fragile X Syndrome

Fragile X syndrome is the most common form of inherited developmental disability. A problem with a specific gene causes the disease. Normally, the gene makes a protein you need for brain development. But the problem causes a person to make little or none of the protein. This causes the symptoms of Fragile X.

People with only a small change in the gene might not show any signs of Fragile X. People with bigger changes can have severe symptoms. These might include:

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  1. Fragile X Syndrome (National Library of Medicine)  
    Fragile X syndrome is the most common form of inherited developmental disability. A problem with a specific gene ... of the protein. This causes the symptoms of Fragile X. People with only a small change in the ...
  2. Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) is characterized by problems with movement and thinking ability (cognition). FXTAS ... full mutation, causes a more serious condition called fragile X syndrome, which is characterized by intellectual disability, learning ...
  3. Fragile X-associated primary ovarian insufficiency (FXPOI) is a condition that affects women and is characterized by reduced function of the ovaries. The ovaries ...
  4. Fragile X syndrome is a genetic condition that causes a range of developmental problems including learning disabilities and cognitive impairment. Usually, males ...
  5. Fragile X syndrome is a genetic condition involving changes in a gene on the X chromosome. It is ... Fragile X syndrome is caused by a change in a gene called FMR1 . A small part of the ...
  6. Features of Fragile X Syndrome (National Fragile X Foundation)  
    Fragile X Syndrome/Symptoms ... Fragile X Syndrome ... National Fragile X Foundation ... Fragile X Syndrome is caused by a full mutation of the FMR1 gene. Fragile X- ...
  7. Learning about Fragile X Syndrome From the National Institutes of Health (National Human Genome Research Institute)  
    Fragile X Syndrome/Start Here ... Fragile X Syndrome ... National Human Genome Research Institute ... Fragile X syndrome is an inherited intellectual disability caused ...
  8. Fragile X Syndrome and Autism (National Fragile X Foundation)  
    Fragile X Syndrome/Related Issues ... Fragile X Syndrome ... National Fragile X Foundation ... Fragile X syndrome and autism are tied together so closely because the ...
  9. Fragile X Syndrome/Women ... Fragile X Syndrome ... Primary Ovarian Insufficiency/Genetics ... Primary Ovarian Insufficiency ... National Fragile X Foundation ... Fragile X-associated ...
  10. About Fragile X Syndrome (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Learn more about fragile X syndrome, symptoms, testing, treatment, early Intervention and support
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