Analysis Of The Fragile X Syndrome

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Fragile X Syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by changes to the FMR1 gene. The FMR1 gene creates a protein that is necessary for normal brain development and it is located on the 23rd chromosome (which makes it X-linked dominant). It affects both females and males, but it is more likely to occur in males and typically presents more severely in males. It is estimated at 1 in 4000 boys are affected, while 1 in 8000 girls are affected. Most males and around half of females present with physical characteristics; long and narrow face, large ears, prominent jaw and forehead, flat feet, and low muscle tone, all of which become more apparent post-puberty. It causes a range of developmental disabilities, from learning disabilities to more serious
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