New assessment of screening for fragile X syndrome

16 May 2005

A new report published by the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) programme re-assesses options for screening for Fragile X syndrome, an inherited form of learning disability that affects about 1 in 4000 males and 1 in 8000 females [Song, FJ et al (2003) Health Technol Assess Vol 7, no. 16]. The disease is caused by expansion of a tract of repeated sequence on the X chromosome; for women carrying a

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