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Fragile x final

  1. 1. Fragile X <br />By: Sarat Bondada<br />
  2. 2. Fragile X Syndrome is a genetic diseases that involves changes in the X chromosome. <br />This symptom occurs in a fragile part of the X chromosome. <br />Fragile X is the most common form of mental retardation. <br />What is Fragile X?<br />
  3. 3. Both boys and girls get this symptom. <br />But it is more likely occurs and affect boys because they only have one X chromosome, unlike girls, who have two X chromosomes. <br />This symptom can also occur even if your family does not have a history of this symptom. <br />Who gets this symptom? <br />
  4. 4. What is it caused by? <br />Fragile X is caused a change in a single gene called FMR1 gene.<br /> This is a single gene of (CGG) that can cause lots of harm. <br />The FMR1 gene is the gene that makes proteins that helps your brain grow. <br />With that gene get damaged, it could cause lots of problem to the one which it comes in contact with. <br />It becomes more dangerous if the gene starts spreading and the symptom becomes worse. <br />
  5. 5. What can this cause? <br />This diseases can cause behavior problems: <br />Delay in crawling, walking, or twisting<br />Hand clapping or hand biting<br />Hyperactive or impulsive behavior<br />Mental Retardation<br />Speech and language delay <br />Tendency to avoid eye contact<br />Physical problems: <br />Flat feet<br />Flexible joins and low muscle tone<br />Large body size<br />Large forehead or ears with a prominent jaw<br />Long face<br />Soft skin<br />
  6. 6. <ul><li>"The National Fragile X Foundation." The National Fragile X Foundation - Fragile X Syndrome. Web. 13 Apr. 2011
  7. 7. "What Is Fragile X Syndrome?" The National Fragile X Foundation - Fragile X Syndrome. Web. 13 Apr. 2011. 
  8. 8. "Summary of Fragile X Syndrome." The National Fragile X Foundation - Fragile X Syndrome
  9. 9. "Fragile X Syndrome - PubMed Health." Web. 14 Apr. 2011. 
  10. 10.  "Summary of Fragile X Syndrome." The National Fragile X Foundation - Fragile X Syndrome. Web. 14 Apr. 2011</li></ul>Works Citied <br />
  11. 11. THE END <br />

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