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Fragile X Syndrome

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by Alan R

(Martin-Bell Syndrome; FXS)



The number and severity of symptoms varies widely. Symptoms tend to be less frequent and milder in females. Symptoms can include:


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The National Fragile X Foundation



Fragile X Research Foundation of Canada

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