Frequency of the fragile X syndrome in Chinese mentally retarded populations is similar to that in Caucasians.

@article{Zhong1999FrequencyOT,
  title={Frequency of the fragile X syndrome in Chinese mentally retarded populations is similar to that in Caucasians.},
  author={Nanbert Zhong and Weina Ju and Wei Xu and L H Ye and Yang Shen and Guo-guang Wu and Su Hong Chen and Rui-liang Jin and Xiu Feng Hu and Aifen Yang and Xiehe Liu and Philip Poon and Chi-Pui Pang and Yuanyuan Zheng and Li Song and Po Zhao and Beiyuan Fu and Hong Gu and William Ted Brown},
  journal={American journal of medical genetics},
  year={1999},
  volume={84 3},
  pages={191-4}
}
Fragile X syndrome is recognized as the most common inherited cause of mental retardation in western countries. The prevalence of the fragile X syndrome in Asian populations is uncertain. We report a multi-institutional collaborative study of molecular screening for the fragile X syndrome from 1,127 Chinese mentally retarded (MR) individuals. We found that 2.8% of the Chinese MR population screened by DNA analysis had the fragile X full mutation. Our screening indicated that the fragile X… CONTINUE READING
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