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Marker X Syndrome

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FRAGILE X SYNDROME Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) also known as , the Martin-Bell, or the marker x syndrome. This genetic disorder is an autosomal dominant. It is a genetic condition that causes a range of developmental problems including learning disabilities and cognitive impairment. Majority of the time males are in more risk than females to getting this genetic disorder. For more proof of this fact statistics say that 1 in 4,000 males and 1 in 8,000 females tend get this disorder.This disorder is caused by the expansion of lengthening of FMR1 gene on the X chromosome. When it lengthens it turns off the production of a protein that is involved in brain development and other functions. This Fragile X gene can be passed down through generation.
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