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L'X fragile sera vaincu | Fragile X will be conquered

UT Southwestern researchers uncover Fragile X syndrome gene’s role in shaping brain

DALLAS ? May 11, 2010 ? Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered how the genetic mutation that causes Fragile X syndrome, the most common form of inherited mental retardation, interferes with the “pruning” of nerve connections in the brain. Their findings appear in the April 29 issue of Neuron.

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