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

Research hub to tackle rare genetic illness

14 November 2010, By Lyndsay Moss, Health Correspondent |
A research centre aimed at finding new treatments for a distressing genetic mutation with strong links to autism is to open in Scotland this week following a determined fund-raising campaign.

The centre – the first of its kind in the UK – will focus on fragile X syndrome (FXS), which can cause severe learning difficulties, language impairment and behavioural problems such as anxiety and hyperactivity.

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