Fragile X Syndrome

The following pictures shows two individuals who have Fragile X Syndrome. It is second only to Down's syndrome in genetic or chromosomal causes of mental retardation. It affects 1 in 2,000 males. and 1 in 4,000 females. By adulthood, a long and narrow face is developed. The ears protrude. The jaw is long. The testicles, huge.

It is possible to inherit or transmit the chromosomal abnormality without exhibiting symptoms oneself. If this happens, your children will still be at risk.


Anonymous said...

So the physical symptoms develope with age?

Anonymous said...

This doesn't develop with age; it just may become more noticeable after puberty changes physical features.

Anonymous said...

It this picture copyrighted do you know or can I use it for my assignment on Fragile X?

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