Folic acid therapy in the fragile X syndrome.

Two brothers with fra(X) positive X-linked mental retardation (XLMR) were treated with folic acid. Initially a double blind cross-over design was employed followed by a long-term high dose trial. A decrease in the frequency of fra(X) positive cells was observed when low folic acid culture medium was used but not when an FUdR induction system was employed… CONTINUE READING