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

Study offers hope for inherited mental retardation

Around 15% of autism cases arise out of FXS or some known genetic defect – Seema Singh

Bangalore: For long it’s been held that inherited mental impairment cannot be treated, and pervasive developmental disorders such as autism, which affects one in 200 to one in 500 children, have remained a mystery. In new research, scientists have shown a reversal in brain defects that are involved in Fragile X Syndrome (FXS), the leading genetic cause of autism and mental retardation, offering hope that an effective cure may not be too distant.


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