fragile X syndrome

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fragile X syndrome

n.
An inherited disorder caused by a defective gene on the X chromosome and marked by intellectual disability, developmental disorders, enlarged testes, and facial abnormalities in males and by mild or no effects in heterozygous females.

fragile X syndrome


n.
a widespread form of mental retardation caused by a faulty gene on the X chromosome.
[1980–85]
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Instead, parents with children affected by Fragile X face seizures, daily medicating, speech classes and therapy.
James Watson, who discovered the structure of DNA 50 years ago, "FRAXA has been hugely effective in raising money and inducing Congress to support Fragile X research.
Through our Agent Corporate Gift Match program we matched the donation that TravelCenters of America wanted to make to FRAXA so that together we could make a greater impact in the search of a cure for Fragile X.