Fragile X syndrome (also called Fragile X) is the most common inherited form of mental retardation. It results from a change, or mutation, in a single gene, which can be passed from one generation to the next. Fragile X appears in families of every ethnic group and income level. Symptoms of Fragile X syndrome occur because the mutated gene cannot produce enough of a protein that is needed by the body’s cells, especially cells in the brain, to develop and function normally. The amount and usability of this protein, in part, determine how severe the effects of Fragile X are.

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... Fragile X syndrome is a genetic condition that causes a range of developmental problems including learning disabilities and mental retardation. Usually males are more severely affected by this disorder than females. In addition to learning difficulties, affected males tend to be restless, fidgety, and inattentive. Affected males also have characteristic physical features that become more apparent with age. These features include a long and narrow face, large ears, prominent jaw, unusually flexible fingers, and enlarged testicles (macroorchidism). ...
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... Introduction Fragile X syndrome is the most common genetically-inherited form of mental retardation currently known. In addition to intellectual disability, some individuals with Fragile X display com...
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... Fragile X syndrome is a genetic condition that causes a range of developmental problems including learning disabilities and mental retardation. Usually males are more severely affected by this disorde...
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    ... Fragile X syndrome is a genetic condition that causes a range of developmental problems including learning disabilities and mental retardation. Usually males are more severely affected by this disorde...

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