Fragile-X syndrome

Description:
People with this disorder usually have longer heads, big ears, flat footed, behavior issues, and the person’s speech development skills are crippled.

Inheritance:
This disorder is inherited by one X-linked gene. That’s why guys get fragile-X syndrome more than girls, guys only have one copy of X chromosomes and girls have two.


Symptoms:
· Mental disabilities
· Attention deficit and hyperactivity
· Anxiety unstable mood
· Long heads and large foreheads
· Big ears




Diagnosis:
Doctors diagnose this disorder by testing blood samples. Also in the blood testing they see how many repeats in the FMR1 gene. Doctors check for rapidly moving eyes.


Treatment:
Treatment for fragile-X is very slim. There is medication to maximum a child’s potential, special education will also help with educational skills. The bad thing is there is no cure for fragile-X syndrome.


Research:
Scientists are still seeking a cure.



Additional Facts:
Fragile-X is the main cause of autism. Symptoms start to show at and early age.
Fragile-X can affect all ethnic groups and males are the ones who get affected not female.


Punnett Square:
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Pedigree Chart:
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Resources: www.FragileXfoundation.com, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov , www.medicinnet.com

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