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    Fragile X Essay

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    Emily Zerona Mrs. Driscoll Honors Biology 14 May 2014 Fragile X Syndrome Fragile X Syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes individuals, mostly men, to develop developmental problems and cognitive impairment. Although men are mostly affected by this disorder, it can affect women as well. Approximately one in four thousand males are affected by Fragile X while only one in eight thousand women are affected (Fragile X syndrome, 2012). Fragile X causes a variety of symptoms such as possible ADD, anxiety

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    Fragile X Syndrome

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    chance of having a child with the full-mutation of Fragile X, and our son was diagnosed with the full-mutation of Fragile X. II. Background: Martin and Bell, in 1943, found that a particular form of mental retardation was “X-linked”. In 1969, Herbert Lubs developed the first chromosome test kit for Fragile X syndrome1. More recently in 1991, the specific gene that causes Fragile X syndrome was identified as FMR12. Famous people that have/had Fragile X syndrome include: Albert Einstein and Abraham Lincoln

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    Fragile X Disease

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    Fragile X is a disease which severely influences the everyday lives of those affected by it. It is a disease which unfortunately limits an individual in several respects. Physical symptoms include an elongated face with larger than normal ears and feet. Additionally, the individual will have a difficult time interacting with others due to shyness and trouble with processing faces, thus encountering behavioral road blocks. Most importantly, the individual may have intellectual disabilities such as

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    roughly falls around 1/4000 males and about 1/6000 females. Of the varying types of mental retardations, my focus will be the fragile X syndrome. The fragile X syndrome is a common form of mental retardation. This syndrome is known as the X syndrome due to the site of the mutated gene, which is located on chromosome Xq27.3. According to many sources, the mutated gene in the fragile X syndrome is widely to carry the name of the FMR1 gene. As stated in “The Metabolic and Molecular B... ... middle of paper

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    Analysis of the Fragile X Syndrome

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    "Fragile X Syndrome (also called FXS) is the most common cause of inherited mental retardation." (2011, University of Michigan Health System). "The gene on the X chromosome that causes FXS is called the Fragile X Mental Retardation 1 (FMR1) gene. The FMR1 gene makes a protein that is needed for normal brain development." (September 1, 2006. Department of Human Health and Services Center of Disease Control and Prevention.) When this protein is not made, that is when FXS occurs. Fragile X Syndrome

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    in 4,000 males and 1 in 8,000 females are affected by Fragile X Syndrome(CDC)? Fragile X Syndrome affects does not only affect the young or the old but it will affect anyone of any age. Children who have Fragile X Syndrome can learn many different ways of communicating with others. Also there are many ways to help a Fragile X children become more socially active. There are many ways to help Fragile X Syndrome children to communicate. Fragile X Syndrome effects people of all ages from birth till

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    The Neurobiology of Mental Retardation: Fragile X Syndrome In my previous paper, I wrote on the topic of the nature-nurture debate and the ways it related to the brain-equals-behavior dilemma. In this paper, I will continue this investigation into the link between genes and neurobiology, but I will focus in on a particular aspect of the relationship: neurological disease caused by genetic aberration. There are many well studied and well documented (thought not necessarily well understood) disorders

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    would be concerned and take one’s child to a pediatrician to discover what is wrong. That’s when one is told the child has Autism or Fragile-X Syndrome. Knowing the difference between Autism and Fragile-X could potentially have a major impact on the choice one make when it comes to a child. As a result of using experimental drugs on children with Autism and Fragile-X Syndrome, children have been negatively affected, entire families have been negatively affected, and new disability characteristics

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    Laura Wingfield, a physically and emotionally crippled character, is also the lone character in the production that never does anything to upset someone else. Notwithstanding the encumbrance of her own complications, she exhibits an untainted kindness that stands in plain contrast to the arrogance and resentful sacrifices that characterize the Wingfield family. Laura also has the least amount of lines in the production, which in turn confirms her quality of selflessness. However, she is the axis

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    historical documentation and through which often represents personal experience as often unreliable, fragile & highly subjective. In a description of his grandfather, Baker establishes that in time humans’ ability to accurately recall their memories and experiences is destroyed, “Old age tarnished his noble aura as his mind fell prey to dementia”. The use of animal imagery is used to suggest the fragile nature of memory as it ‘fell prey’, thus making individual recollections less reliable than proven

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