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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 causes ...
  2. Fragile X syndrome is a genetic condition that causes a range of developmental problems including learning disabilities and cognitive impairment. Usually, males ...
  3. Fragile X syndrome is a genetic condition involving changes in part of the X chromosome. It is the most ... Fragile X syndrome is caused by a change in a gene called FMR1 . A small part of the gene ...
  4. 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 ... From the National Institutes of Health ... Fragile X syndrome is an ...
  5. Fragile X Syndrome: Other FAQs From the National Institutes of Health (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)  
    Find answers to other common questions about Fragile X syndrome, such as conditions associated with Fragile X syndrome, how it is inherited, and how the genetic mutation occurs.
  6. Features of Fragile X Syndrome (National Fragile X Foundation)  
    Fragile X Syndrome is caused by a full mutation of the FMR1 gene. Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome ...
  7. Fragile X Syndrome From the National Institutes of Health (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)  
    The genetic disorder Fragile X syndrome, which results from mutations in a gene on the X chromosome, is the most commonly inherited form of developmental ...
  8. What Are the Treatments for Fragile X Syndrome? From the National Institutes of Health (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)  
    Fragile X Syndrome/Treatments and Therapies ... Fragile X Syndrome ... Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development ... From the National ...
  9. What Is Fragile X Syndrome (FXS)? (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is one of the most common causes of inherited intellectual disability.
  10. Fragile X Syndrome and Autism (National Fragile X Foundation)  
    Fragile X syndrome and autism are tied together so closely because the FMR1 gene is the leading cause of ...
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