Attitudes Toward Fragile X Mutation Carrier Testing from Women Identified in a General Population Survey

@article{Anido2006AttitudesTF,
  title={Attitudes Toward Fragile X Mutation Carrier Testing from Women Identified in a General Population Survey},
  author={Aimee Anido and Lisa M. Carlson and Stephanie L. Sherman},
  journal={Journal of Genetic Counseling},
  year={2006},
  volume={16},
  pages={97-104}
}
Fragile X syndrome is primarily due to a CGG repeat expansion found in the FMR1 X-linked gene. In a previous study, we conducted focus groups with women to assess their attitudes towards fragile X carrier screening. In this follow-up study, we conducted in-depth interviews of general population reproductive-age women who were identified as carriers. We explored their attitudes toward testing for carrier status of the fragile X mutation. These women underwent screening primarily to participate… CONTINUE READING

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